How to Accelerate Unfinished Learning and Close Learning Gaps

Oct 23, 2023
Unfinished learning Edmentum article

Every district, school and teachers know addressing unfinished learning is a priority, but what does it actually look like? In our session from ISTE 2021, we unpack a double-dose model that combines accelerating individualized growth and achieving on-grade proficiency, and explore how award-winning Edmentum programs, Exact Path and Study Island, can strengthen a successful approach.

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Promoting Growth and Proficiency with Exact Path and Study Island

The need to power student learning forward, both toward grade-level proficiency and in individual growth areas, remains a top priority in current education. Following the shutdown of many schools in 2020, conversations around unfinished learning made headlines, while pressures remained around helping students meet rigorous grade-level standards. This balancing act can be difficult. So, with a limited amount of time and resources, what’s the best way to approach this challenge?

Setting a Benchmark Strategy That Meets Your Needs

Interruptions in learning due to school shutdowns or shifting learning models were common, and we’ve seen state education agencies calling for strategic plans to ensure that any gaps in learning that accrued are understood. As a result, the increased use of benchmark assessments by schools is taking hold to help shape instructional planning. Consider the value a well-executed benchmark strategy can bring (especially this coming school year) and the reasons they are important for the classroom.

Back to School Planning & Success Toolkit

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A Better Equation: New Pandemic Data Supports Acceleration Rather than Remediation to Make Up for COVID Learning Loss - The 74 Million

As educators plan how they will address lost student learning during the next school year, they should forgo the traditional remedy of remediation in favor of a strategy known as acceleration, a new report recommends. The analysis was performed by TNTP, formerly known as The New Teacher Project, and the nonprofit Zearn, whose online math platform is used by one in four elementary students nationwide.

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