Remedial Instruction

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March 15, 2024
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Mathematics Schools Prioritize Reading Intervention. But What About Math?
Early intervention can have large positive effects for students down the line, researchers say.
Sarah Schwartz, February 23, 2024
7 min read
Student Achievement Quiz Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About Strategies for Improved Student Outcomes?
Answer 7 questions about student learning outcomes.
October 2, 2023
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Student Well-Being Q&A How to Ease Students’ Academic Anxieties When Learning Speeds Up
Anxious students need to learn to gradually face their academic fears—not escape them, a researcher says.
Sarah D. Sparks, May 5, 2023
4 min read
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Teaching What the Research Says Learning Acceleration: A Resource Guide
See more than two dozen resources on accelerating students' learning from Education Week's new mini-course on that topic.
Sarah D. Sparks, May 2, 2023
2 min read
Week 3: Differentiating Learning 2700x1806
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Teaching Q&A Tips for Teachers on Grouping and Lesson Pacing for Accelerated Learning
It's all about knowing what students already know and building from there, says one expert.
Sarah D. Sparks, April 25, 2023
5 min read
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Assessment Q&A How to Use Formative Assessment to Accelerate Learning
An assessment expert explains how the technique helps teachers find and address the holes in student learning.
Sarah D. Sparks, April 24, 2023
6 min read
A multi-ethnic group of elementary age children working on individual laptops in the computer lab.
Classroom Technology Q&A Using Tech to Accelerate Learning: One Teacher's Story
A 1st grade teacher in Nebraska discusses how an ed-tech product helps her accelerate learning for her students.
Lauraine Langreo, April 4, 2023
4 min read
Young boy reading book at a desk with his head in his hands.
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Teaching Most Teachers Are Not 'Extremely Confident' They Can Help Students Recover Academically
Teachers appear more confident about their virtual teaching skills than their ability to help students catch up academically, survey shows.
Alyson Klein, November 3, 2022
3 min read
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Student Achievement Two Decades of Progress, Nearly Gone: National Math, Reading Scores Hit Historic Lows
The pandemic has smacked 4th and 8th graders back to the last century in math and reading, according to new national assessments.
Sarah D. Sparks, October 24, 2022
8 min read
Teacher Dawn Mathis works with student Rylee Humphries, 16, during an after school program at Mountain Education Charter High School in Woodstock, Ga. The Mountain Education Charter High School system has a program that pairs struggling students with adults who have faced similar challenges.
Teacher Dawn Mathis works with student Rylee Humphries, 16, during an after school program at Mountain Education Charter High School in Woodstock, Ga. The 18-campus school, which serves returning dropouts and other at-risk students, has expanded since the pandemic due to rising student need.
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College & Workforce Readiness Dropouts Now Face a Steeper Climb to Earn a Diploma Post-Pandemic
Recovery programs say they have seen more students, further behind, than in prior years.
Sarah D. Sparks, August 29, 2022
7 min read
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Teaching Some Students Are Routinely Denied Challenging Work. The Pandemic Made That Worse
An increase in the use of lower-level reading passages threatens to exacerbate academic gaps.
Sarah Schwartz, August 16, 2022
4 min read
Lacey Lassetter instructs the third grade ESL reading class at Jack Lowe Sr. Elementary School on March 4, 2022, in Dallas, Texas.
Lacey Lassetter teaches a 3rd grade reading class at Jack Lowe Sr. Elementary School in Dallas in March. The school uses “intersession” days to provide targeted teaching for struggling students, part of its strategy for pandemic learning recovery.
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Teaching Tutoring or Remediation: Which Learning Recovery Strategy Is Most Popular?
Tutoring is backed by research, but remediation—going back over old content—could widen some academic gaps.
Sarah Schwartz, August 4, 2022
5 min read
Pre-K teacher Vera Csizmadia teaches 3-and 4-year-old students in her classroom at the Dr. Charles Smith Early Childhood Center in Palisades Park, N.J., on Sept. 16, 2021.
Almost 6 in 10 teachers said their students mastered the content they needed to during the 2021-22 school year, according to a Khan Academy/YouGov survey.
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Student Achievement What Teachers Say Is the Biggest Barrier to Learning Recovery
A Khan Academy/YouGov survey of teachers explores views on unfinished learning, getting students to master concepts, and grading.
Lauraine Langreo, July 26, 2022
3 min read