What happens when adults in a school are given the tools to understand every single student as whole person with individual strengths and unique academic and personal needs? We were determined to find out.
Just as we believe in the power of data to shape instruction, we have always been committed to rigorous evaluation to understand whether the BARR model is working and how to keep strengthening it.
Tested through 12 within-school randomized control trials and an 18-year longitudinal study, the BARR model has been proven to create statistically significant impacts in 19 areas of academic performance and outcomes for students, teachers, and schools.
The BARR model is also the first and only school-improvement intervention to successfully climb the three tiers of evidence required under the U.S. Department of Education’s Investing in Innovation (i3) program, including a Scale Up grant to expand its network to at least 250 schools and more than 250,000 students by the fall of 2021.
Watch this video from the American Institutes for Research on their evaluation of the BARR model: