For the Study of Deeper Learning: Opportunities and Outcomes, funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, experts at American Institutes for Research (AIR) set out to determine whether students who attended high schools with a mature and at least moderately wellimplemented approach to promoting deeper learning actually experienced greater deeper learning opportunities and outcomes than would likely have been the case had they not attended these schools.

The study aimed to provide evidence about whether the concept of deeper learning—applied across a variety of reasonably well-implemented approaches and a diversity of students—has potential merit as a means for education improvement.