Sylvan’s commitment to research-based programs begins with incorporating current research into the design and development of each program.

SylvanSync Academic Update: These research reports summarize SylvanSync's impact on academic growth:

Mid-year supplement August 2015

March 2015

July 2013


Sylvan carefully monitors the academic impact of our programs and reports the results periodically.

The Student Outlook Survey: Attitudes Toward Learning Initial Results shares the research on the non-cognitive factors that impact student achievement and how this research led to the creation of the Student Outlook Survey.

The Case for the Use of the STAR in Sylvan Centers in Canada shares the analysis of international tests as well as proprietary research on the STAR tests from Renaissance Learning in Canadian and U.S. centers


Sylvan’s Targeted Intervention Programs

Research in Action: Language Arts
An overview of the research used in the development of reading and language arts program 

Research in Action: Mathematics
An overview of the research used in the development of the mathematics program

Research in Action: Advanced Study Skills 
An overview of the research used in the development of the study skills program

SylvanSync™ instructional Technology

the Student Outlook Survey

the Effectiveness of Ace it!


College and Career Readiness

Center for College and Career Readiness and Success

More information on efforts to ensure that all students are ready for college or a career.


Common Core

Common Core State Standards

Reading/Language Arts

International Literacy Association

National Council of Teachers of English



National Council of Teachers of Mathematics



PARCC Online

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