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10 Tips for a Successful Summer School Program

Virtually all schools today are considering summer school options, in particular to help compensate for the learning loss and lack of social engagement during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have already committed to a program, and hope that vaccination rates will allow significantly more in-person interaction this summer. Here we provide 10 tips to help

By |2021-04-20T19:37:56+00:00April 20th, 2021|Assessment, Instruction, Mathematics, Reading|0 Comments

How to Quickly Close the Math Gap: Ideas for Summer School and Quick Intervention

Let’s face it: we know that our students’ education suffered this past year due to school closures, experimental hybrid models, little to no peer interaction, and insufficient time for gap filling and remediation.  But did you know that math is usually the subject that suffers the most each year, and all the more so

By |2021-04-06T01:23:29+00:00April 5th, 2021|Assessment, Instruction, Mathematics|0 Comments

The Crucial Elements of Faithful Data

Did you know, in 2008 researchers estimated that the number of data bits surpassed the estimated number of stars in the universe? Since that finding, data has grown by a factor of 10 every five years. With greater amounts of raw data, educators have the opportunity to improve their use of data in their RtI/MTSS implementations

By |2021-03-17T19:34:53+00:00March 17th, 2021|Assessment, Instruction, Mathematics, Reading|0 Comments

Getting Staff Back to School

During the first week of February this year, new CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said there is growing evidence that schools can re-open safely. Not coincidently, her statement came at the same time COVID-19 vaccines were beginning to role out en masse. Some states, like Oregon, put educators in the top Phase of vaccine

By |2021-03-16T18:37:27+00:00March 16th, 2021|Instruction|0 Comments

How to Solve for Learning Loss — What Does the Evidence Say?

You don’t need to consult the myriad statistical reports during COVID-19 to know that most students have suffered a learning loss. And students who entered the pandemic below grade level have of course suffered most. How can teachers and learners recover? First, let’s look at the phrase itself. In a recent article in Ed

By |2021-02-25T01:29:41+00:00February 23rd, 2021|Assessment, Instruction, Mathematics, Reading|0 Comments

Advancing Response to Intervention for 2021 and Beyond

This article assumes that you already understand the basic tenets of Response to Intervention (RtI) and will focus on how RtI can be improved and evolved to better meet the needs of students, as well as fit the technologies and conditions in today’s classrooms and districts.   If you need a refresher on RtI,

By |2021-01-07T16:15:21+00:00January 5th, 2021|Assessment, Instruction, Mathematics, Reading|0 Comments

12 Ways to Avoid Holiday Learning Loss

With chestnuts roasting on the fire, and the eyes of tiny tots all aglow, the winter holidays bring a much needed respite from the rigors of school, especially in 2020. But according to the US Department of Education, the holiday break can also result in the “opportunity for significant learning loss.” Learning loss is

By |2020-12-23T23:38:15+00:00December 23rd, 2020|Assessment, Instruction, Mathematics, Reading|0 Comments

Finding Help With IEPs This Fall

While many students navigate their schools’ online learning environments without difficulty, students who receive special education may find the task daunting. Some special needs students have trouble logging into online learning programs, finding their teacher's face on the screen, knowing when to speak and when to listen, or sitting in front of a computer

The Challenges of Virtual Learning

After speaking to many teachers it’s clear that teachers are trying to make virtual learning work, despite the tremendous challenges. In addition to the usual curriculum tweaks each year, teachers and administrators must contend with a variety of virtual learning challenges, including disparate parent expectations, enrollment challenges, educational equity for all students, internet access

By |2020-10-03T02:43:45+00:00October 3rd, 2020|Assessment, Instruction, Mathematics, Reading|0 Comments

Understanding Standards-Based Testing, Its Limitations, and Its Impact on Equity

By Richard Capone, Let’s Go Learn, Inc. Standards-based testing in the classroom has been the de facto method for K-12 educational testing.  State standards set the target for teachers to teach towards and students to work towards.  Administrators use interim assessments, sometimes by the states themselves, or some other benchmark test for quarterly evaluations

By |2020-11-06T23:14:14+00:00September 4th, 2020|Assessment, Instruction, Mathematics, Reading|0 Comments