How do we think about goals for student learning in this context?

  • If we think of a 2nd grader still struggling with foundational reading skills, it is not hard to think of the support that would make it possible for her to get to grade-level proficiency in the next few years. She will probably need extra time and attention in the year to come, as well as a teacher ready to provide her with strong core instruction while monitoring her progress closely. She can learn a lot with great instruction this year but she may continue to need extra support next year and the year after — her 3rd- and 4th-grade teachers may need to be ready to support foundational skills instruction in a way they did not have to before. If her teachers are equipped with strong materials to support this learning and resources to provide these supports, it is not hard to imagine how she can achieve grade-level proficiency by the end of 4th or 5th grade.
  • If we think of a 9th grader who struggled with 8th-grade virtual learning while navigating Algebra I, it is not hard to imagine the support that would allow them to succeed. With a strong Algebra I course and teacher, they can learn a lot. They may need additional support — small-group lessons, a study group with other students to work through sticky problems together, potentially a tutor to help target the most important load bearing walls as they work through homework — but they can still thrive in advanced mathematics.
  • Growth for every student in 2021–22 and 2022–23; greater growth for students in prioritized groups with targeted needs.
  • Full recovery of pre-COVID proficiency for priority groups by the end of the 2023–24 school year.
  • Notable improvement in proficiency over pre-COVID levels by 2025–26.

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Instruction Partners CEO, former AssistCommish for TDOE, library lover, Sunday afternoon chef and head of the Jan, Owen and Liam fan club.

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