Helping students overcome the challenges of lost learning time during COVID-19 disruptions is a top priority for Tennessee educators. SCORE has prepared these resources for teachers, school and district leaders, and education advocates to help guide planning and implementation for new state laws and increased federal funding.

High Dosage-Tutoring

High-Dosage Tutoring Implementation Guide

High-dosage tutoring provides students personalized support to address their specific learning gaps and can be covered with federal education recovery resources. This guide summarizes research findings and emerging practices in three Tennessee districts.

SCORE Institute: High-Dosage Tutoring That Works For Students

This 75-minute seminar explores what research suggests about effective practices and features a panel discussion with leaders from three Tennessee districts that have tried high-dosage tutoring.

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Why Tutoring Matters For Students After Time Outside Of The Classroom

In this Tennessean story, experts from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College, educators in Nashville and Memphis, and families reflect on tutoring and learning.

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Federal Funding + High-Dosage Tutoring: Doing Better For Kids

Reflections on the SCORE Institute from Chief K-12 Impact Officer Dr. Sharon Roberts.

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Lenoir City Tutoring Pilot Aims To Address Math Learning Gaps

Lenoir City Schools launched a five-week high-dosage tutoring pilot to address high school math learning gaps.

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Summer Learning

2021 Summer Learning Content Guidance

This guide gives educators who are preparing to offer robust summer learning opportunities advice for structuring math and English language arts content that leverages high-quality instructional materials.

SCORE Institute: Summer Learning That Works For Students

This 75-minute seminar covers how to plan content for summer learning camps using high-quality curriculum, with presentations from three Tennessee districts.

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Case Study: Lenoir City Schools

Summer content planning guidance from Lenoir City Schools.

Case Study: Trousdale County Schools

Summer content planning guidance from Trousdale County Schools.

Case Study: Union County Schools

Summer content planning guidance from Union County Schools.

Funding Decisions

ESSER 3.0 Funding: From Emergency Response To Reinvention

This memo offers recommendations for investing federal resources in a way that meets immediate needs of students while also focusing on disrupting troubling long-term trends.

Unprecedented Federal Funding Is An Opportunity To Recover, Reinvent Our Education System

This blog highlights out three key considerations for district leaders to ensure lasting, long-term benefits for student learning from COVID-related federal funding.

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SCORE Institute: Leveraging Education Resources To Accelerate Student Learning

This 75-minute seminar offers recommendations for investing federal resources in a way that meets immediate needs of students while also focusing on disrupting troubling long-term trends in education.

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Using ESSER II Funding To Accelerate Student Learning

This memo explores how districts can approach using federal stimulus funding for charting a path toward long-term recovery from COVID-19.

An Opportunity To Accelerate Student Learning

This blog lays out three key considerations for district leaders to ensure lasting, long-term benefits for student learning from COVID-related federal funding.

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What The American Rescue Plan Means For Tennessee Public Education

With an influx of more than $3 billion in federal funds for K-12 and higher education, Tennessee should invest in a strong, durable recovery for student instructional time and learning.

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Policies

New Student-Focused Laws Address Big K-12 Challenges In Tennessee

New laws will enable our state to take on some of the biggest challenges facing K-12 education – addressing Tennessee’s literacy crisis, hastening learning recovery from pandemic disruptions, continuing statewide assessment of student learning while installing a year of accountability flexibility, and increasing teacher compensation.

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COVID-19 Increases The Urgency To Improve Broadband Coverage

A state report identifies gaps in broadband access across Tennessee and looks at the struggles of unserved and underserved communities.

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Teacher Preparation

Although the COVID-19 situation is unique, and the student needs are greater than before, research-supported strategies can foster greater effectiveness in new teachers.

The Value Of State Assessment Data To Educators, Families

Parents, students, and educators need statewide assessment information more than ever this school year, while pandemic-related disruptions call for accountability flexibility.

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