Many school districts are positioning high-dosage tutoring as a key investment in their COVID-relief plans to combat learning loss—and for good reason. Research shows that effective tutoring programs have a high ROI and can move the needle quickly on student outcomes.
Our downloadable guide offers district leaders guidance for investing remaining ESSER funds in sustainable tutoring programs. The guide includes concrete examples of successful staffing and scheduling models and explores strategies for implementing successful programs.
What Is High-Dosage Tutoring?
"High-dosage” tutoring is tutoring that takes place for at least 30-60 minutes each day, three days a week for at least 10 weeks, in groups of one to four students. District leaders can adjust these guidelines based on student age; elementary students, for example, may benefit from shorter, more frequent sessions.
This tutoring should take place during the school day to maximize student attendance and engagement.
Federal stimulus funds provide an opportunity to address students’ current needs and build toward lasting improvement. Plan ESSER investments with long-term sustainability in mind.
Tutoring will require investment across multiple cost components, including:
See how Dallas ISD, Indianapolis Public Schools, and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools implemented high-dosage tutoring programs to accelerate student learning. Learn more.
ERS' ESSER Strategy Network—a cross-district learning community—and tutoring researcher Professor Matthew Kraft identify strategies for navigating some of the biggest barriers that districts are facing right now around designing and implementing a tutoring strategy. Learn more.
Many districts are using ESSER funds to invest in high-dosage tutoring programs as a way to combat learning loss caused by the pandemic. Hear from Frank Barnes, Chief Accountability Officer at CMS, to learn more about how this strategy has worked in his district. Learn more.
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