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Can Online Off-The-Shelf Lessons Improve Student Outcomes? Evidence from A Field Experiment

C. Kirabo Jackson, Alexey Makarin

NBER Working Paper No. 22398
Issued in July 2016, Revised in January 2017

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This paper was previously circulated under the title “Simplifying Teaching: A Field Experiment with Online ‘Off-the-Shelf’ Lessons.” This paper was made possible by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York through 100Kin10. We’re extremely grateful to Ginny Stuckey and Kate Novak at Mathalicious, and Sarah Emmons of the University of Chicago Education Lab, and Tracy Dell’Angela at the University of Chicago Urban Education Institute. We also thank math coordinators and the data management persons in Hanover, Henrico, and Chesterfield school districts. We thank Amy Wagner, Jenni Heissel, Hao Hu, and Mathew Steinberg for excellent research assistance. This paper benefited from comments from Jon Guryan, Eric Mbakop, Irma Perez-Johnson, Sergey V. Popov, Egor Starkov, and participants of APPAM 2015. The statements made and views expressed are solely the responsibility of the authors. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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