A local focus, professional development, accelerated classwork and policies that keep costs down can help make tutoring programs a success.
More than two years into the pandemic and millions of more students are in need of additional academic support this summer, especially in math. During this challenging time, we’ve learned a lot about how to achieve maximum impact in summer school and how to set kids on a path of learning recovery. Check out three innovative ways to help catch kids up and move them forward in a supportive learning environment during the summer.
As we have scaled in 10 years to serve a quarter of elementary school students in this country, we have learned a lot about what it takes to accelerate learning for millions of kids, much of it applicable to tutoring. Read four things we believe will make tutoring a game changer.
Insights from Zearn's platform show amid the omicron surge, the math learning gap between students from high-income and low-income households is widening. We don’t yet have all the answers for why that is happening, but we’re publishing what we know so that we can invite the broader math learning community to begin crafting the solution.
Recent findings from Zearn's online math learning platform show that the most successful students complete math lessons in a coherent sequence, progressing through the big ideas of math and avoiding skipping around. In other words, “fracturing” math instruction by skipping around is potentially leading to far more unnecessary struggles in math.
There’s no one thing that will single-handedly kickstart learning recovery and erase the impact of the pandemic. However, there are steps state and district leaders can adopt to set teachers and students up for success. Here’s a look, not just at the strategies, but the places putting in the hard work that will make learning recovery a reality.
The pandemic has been devastating for students and families on so many levels. It also revealed important truths about how to get kids re-engaged and learning more effectively. Data from billions of problems completed on Zearn's platform allow us to see patterns that we believe can help get kids’ learning back on track.
School systems are shifting their focus from surviving the COVID-19 crisis to helping students recover from the social, emotional, and academic toll of the most significant disruption to K-12 education in history. That process will take years, but the choices educators make as they plan for the upcoming school year will be crucial.
We believe that if we take a close look at student learning data together, we can collectively chart a path forward that proves that math is for everyone. Progress will come, not from making a single change overnight, but through many critical, evidence-based tweaks along the way. Zearn's dataset offers a view into student learning that we can collectively use to identify breakthroughs.