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Catching Up and Moving Forward: Accelerating Math Learning for Every Student

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A new national research study that shows learning acceleration can help all students catch up and move forward in math. Zearn researchers found that when a struggling student consistently engaged in grade-level learning and received just-in-time, coherent support (learning acceleration), they completed twice as many grade-level lessons and struggled less than when they engaged in below grade-level skill building (remediation).

The findings come from an analysis of how 600,000 individual elementary- and middle-school students across all 50 states responded to 5 million instances of learning acceleration and remediation during the last two years of pandemic learning. Put simply, this research offers promising evidence that learning acceleration works at scale.

New evidence that math learning acceleration works at scale:

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