FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, August 17, 2022 – More than half – over 85,000 – of Tennessee elementary and middle school students engaged in the TN All Corps, a nationally recognized tutoring model endorsed by the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University, have accelerated their math learning. Fueling the TN All Corps’ high-dosage, math tutoring is Zearn, a nonprofit educational organization that developed the top-rated math learning platform. Zearn is provided at no cost, through the conclusion of the 2023-2024 academic year, to districts engaged in the TN All Corps.
“When I visited the incredible teachers and students across the state of Tennessee, I observed the Tennessee Department of Education’s monumental investment in high-impact, low-ratio tutoring, 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 love being in schools – there is nothing better than seeing student success in math up close and in person.”
Students engaged in the TN All Corps – from urban counties like Hamilton to the more rural ones like Sullivan – have access to high-quality materials featuring a mix of hands-on problem solving and immersive digital learning through Zearn. This high-impact teaching strategy, led by teacher-tutors who have received comprehensive training, complements what students learn during their school day. 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, which aligns with the Tennessee State Math Standards, was selected through a competitive process by the Tennessee Department of Education to be the sole provider of high-quality, math tutoring content for the TN All Corps. Zearn is proven to accelerate student learning at scale. In fact, a longitudinal study across five years and 800 schools, shows that schools that programmatically used Zearn gained an equivalent of 1.5 additional months of instruction.
“We developed Zearn’s technology to complement the work of great classroom teachers, which is why we are honored that more than 90 percent 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.