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:
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
College and Career Readiness
More information on efforts to ensure that all students are ready for college or a career.