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NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 23, 2022 – Throughout September, the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) celebrated TN ALL Corps Month highlighting the state’s commitment to learning acceleration. As a way to support students with their math learning, the nonprofit educational organization – Zearn – joined Tennessee educators on the road. The celebration honored the districts and teachers who helped kids catch up and move forward in math.
Zearn’s high-quality instructional materials are used in elementary- and middle-school classrooms across the state. In addition visiting to districts and schools to celebrate the work of teachers, Zearn is providing access to free resources on learning acceleration, including a webinar series tailored specifically to support Tennessee educators and a digital library with downloadable, bulletin board materials supporting math learning.
“When I visited the incredible teachers and students across the state of Tennessee, I observed the Tennessee Department of Education’s monumental investment in math learning, which we know is working, based on the recent state-level assessment results. I’m still in awe of teachers' dedication to accelerating math learning for all kids,” said Shalinee Sharma, CEO and co-founder of Zearn. “I was grateful to be able to head back to Tennessee to elevate the work of these amazing teachers and students.”
Zearn was selected as the sole provider of high-quality math tutoring content for the TN All Corps, a nationally recognized tutoring model endorsed by the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University. In the case of the TN All Corps, district participants can use Zearn at and at no cost through the conclusion of the 2023-2024 academic year.
Through Zearn, Tennessee students have access to a mix of hands-on, problem-solving materials and immersive digital learning, which align with the Tennessee State Math Standards. Additionally, ongoing progress monitoring and real-time reports are delivered to tutors, teachers and students’ families with precise and actionable feedback to inform instruction, based on student needs.
Zearn shows promising evidence to accelerate student learning at scale. In fact, in a recent Zearn study, students who consistently experienced learning acceleration completed twice as many grade-level lessons than those who were remediated. The study, “Catching Up and Moving Forward: Accelerating math learning for every student,” looked at 600,000 students nationwide and 5 million intervention decisions over the last two years.
“We developed Zearn’s technology to complement the work of great classroom teachers, which is why we are honored that more than 90% of Tennessee teachers who use Zearn would recommend it to another teacher,” Sharma said. “Likewise, kids in Tennessee love learning with Zearn, and we are thrilled to help foster a love of math.”
Zearn is the 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization behind Zearn Math, the top-rated math learning platform used by 1 in 4 elementary-school and more than 1 million middle-school students nationwide. Everything we do is driven by the belief that every kid is a math kid. For more information about Zearn’s work in Tennessee or across the nation, contact Anna O’Sullivan, director of communications, at email@example.com.