Ensuring Successful Student Transitions from the Middle Grades to High School

Review this resource for District and State level leaders: Ensuring Successful Student Transitions from the Middle Grades to High School. It outlines research on the importance and impact the 9th grade year can have on a student HS graduation possibilities as well as how states can strategically fund programs and services to help make the transition supportive for …

Getting to Work on Summer Learning Recommended Practices for Success

Rand’s second edition Getting to Work on Summer Learning provides recommendations for district leaders and their partners who are interested in launching or improving summer learning programs    Key suggestion: Commit in the fall to a summer program and begin planning and recruiting instructors by January.

Session Structure for High-Dosage Tutoring from the National Student Support Accelerator

Similar to classroom instruction, tutoring sessions should be carefully planned, proactive and relate to the grade-level content students are learning in the classroom. Help leaders guide tutors to have consistent structure and flow in their tutoring session design using this exemplar tutoring session structure from the National Student Support Accelerator.  

Information Brief: RTI Scheduling Processes for Middle Schools

School days are packed, but leaders must prioritize specific tutoring times in order to truly accelerate learning. This brief from the National Center on Response to Intervention has helpful approaches to and questions for optimal scheduling. See page four to learn more about how other institutions have established daily intervention classes.  

EdWorkingPaper: A Blueprint for Scaling Tutoring Across Public Schools

Various strategies support learning acceleration, but implementing tutoring is at the core. Some tutoring models use recent college graduates who receive stipends and a recent paper from Brown University presents a scalable model where high school students tutor elementary students via an elective class, college students work in middle schools via federal work-study and college students are …

Engaging Parents and Families to Support the Recovery of Districts and Schools

One in a series aimed at providing K-12 education decision makers and advocates with an evidence base to ground discussions about how to best serve students during and following the novel coronavirus pandemic. This brief provides strategies to consider and to avoid in regards to: How can schools and districts support families in their diverse …