The research findings
Students who experienced learning acceleration struggled less and learned more, completing 27% more grade-level math lessons than students who started at the same level but experienced remediation instead.
Learning acceleration was particularly effective for students of color and those from low-income families, completing 49% more grade-level lessons than those who experienced remediation.
Students from high-poverty schools were nearly 2x as likely to be remediated than their peers in low-poverty schools —even when they had already demonstrated success on grade-level math content.
The results are some of the first “empirical evidence at a massive
scale” that acceleration produces different, and more promising,
results than remediation, said Shalinee Sharma, Zearnʼs CEO.
Learning acceleration, defined
A "just-in-time” approach that connects unfinished learning into the context of new, grade-level learning.
In learning acceleration, a third grade teacher starts with third-grade math content, and builds in key second-grade concepts when students need them to access grade-level learning. Check out our on-demand webinar to see learning acceleration in practice.
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