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ERIC Number: ED607662
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2020-Jun
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
School Practices to Address Student Learning Loss. Brief No. 1
Allensworth, Elaine; Schwartz, Nate
EdResearch for Recovery Project
This brief is one in a series aimed at providing K-12 education decision makers and advocates with an evidence base to ground discussions about how to best serve students during and following the novel coronavirus pandemic. Learning losses are likely to show up differently across grades and subjects, with intensive recovery needs concentrated in the early grades and among already struggling students. Supportive school environments and strong teacher-student relationships speed recovery from learning loss. High-dosage tutoring that is directly tied to classroom content -- helping students succeed in their coursework -- can substantially accelerate learning in both math and reading for the most struggling students. Extended learning time interventions, including weeklong acceleration academies staffed with highly effective teachers and some double dose math structures, show strong evidence of effectiveness. Strong systems to monitor for early student warning signs paired with strong norms and routines help students recover emotionally and engage academically. Compressed content, grade retention, and enhanced Response to Intervention (RTI) show less evidence that they substantially shift learning outcomes for struggling students, and some have potential adverse long-term consequences.
EdResearch for Recovery Project. Available from: Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University. 164 Angell St., 2nd floor, Providence, RI 02906. Tel: 401-863-7990; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Authoring Institution: EdResearch for Recovery Project; Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University; Results for America; University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A