Two years of disruptions to schooling, coupled with recession and other pandemic-induced effects, appear to have widened preK-12 educational inequality. In particular, low-income students of color fell further behind their higher income White peers than they were pre-pandemic, on average, with the largest declines in math achievement. High-dosage tutoring is a strategy uniquely suited to the moment, and state education leaders would be hard pressed to find another intervention backed by as large and rigorous a research base.
Also In this Issue
The Impact of COVID-19 on Math AchievementBy Elizabeth Peyser, Jennifer Sattem and Matt Dawson
Without urgent attention, the problem of unfinished learning will compound as students advance to later grades.
High-Dosage TutoringBy Beth Schueler
Strong evidence points to equity and well-being benefits from well-designed programs.
Advancing Science InstructionBy Bobbi Newman
State boards can lean into efforts to boost K-12 science literacy and beef up access to high-quality, inquiry-based education.
The Urgent Need for Tailored Math InstructionBy Joel Rose and Michael Watson
States can shift away from grade-level myopia to help students catch up.
10 Lessons Learned from the Science ClassroomBy Ryan Fuhrman
Experience with high-stakes accountability informs teacher's standards setting on the state board.
Mulling Changes to Math InstructionBy Jennifer Langer-Osuna and Jo Boaler
A framework proposed in California seeks to boost achievement by increasing the engagement of all students.
Achieving Equity and Excellence in Mathematics TeachingBy Yasemin Copur-Gencturk
States should revamp how teachers are equipped to deliver effective instruction.