Zearn Math’s 2021-22 learning acceleration program uses a research-backed approach to help students efficiently catch-up while moving forward in their grade-level learning. Our comprehensive program includes:
Summer 2021 | Summer 2021 Math Intensive Series with Essential Content
A daily summer math program with the essential math content that students should master before starting the 2021–22 academic year. Each Zearn Summer 2021 Math Intensive Series includes a curated set of digital math lessons in a prioritized sequence, starting with the most critical content required to ensure a strong start to 2021-22 grade-level learning. For each grade, additional recommended content is provided should time allow. All content aligns to Student Achievement Partners 2020-21 Priority Instructional Content. Materials can be used flexibly across summer school models, tutoring programs, or outside of school summer learning.
2021-22 Academic Year: Core Instruction | Year-Long Grade-Level Digital Math Lessons with Built-in Tier 1 Intervention
400 hours of digital math lessons that work alongside another curriculum, with personalized Boosts that address unfinished learning in the context of new learning, integrating new information and the needed prior knowledge. A quasi-experimental design study covering 140,000 3rd–5th graders in Louisiana demonstrates that schools whose students consistently complete 2–3 Zearn Math digital lessons weekly alongside daily instruction exhibited 1.5–2.5x higher academic growth relative to schools that used high-quality instructional materials (HQIM) alone. Achievement gains grew in line with lesson completion—more grade-level lessons correlated with more growth. Most importantly, achievement gains were highest for struggling students who worked on grade-level lessons.
2021-22 Academic Year: Core Instruction | Kickstart Math Lessons for Every Unit with Upfront Foundational Support
"Kickstart Lessons" offer 10–15 foundational lessons placed strategically throughout each grade that offer an opportunity to re-engage students with discrete concepts critical to grade-level learning. Kickstart Lesson guidance is intentionally hyper-targeted; a recent analysis showed that students that learned with targeted foundational content before grade-level learning during the 2020–21 school year exhibited less struggle compared to students who learned with foundational content only.
2021-22 Academic Year: Additional or Extended Time | Targeted Intervention Lesson Recommendations for Each Student
As students work through grade-level content on Zearn’s platform, an embedded daily diagnostic assesses learning and automatically launches digital Tier 1 intervention. If students need additional support, teachers are given individualized intervention recommendations, assignable to students with a single click. Students can see both their intervention and grade-level assignments in Zearn’s online math platform.
2021-22 Academic Year: Additional or Extended Time | Comprehensive Materials for Extended-Time Math Tutoring Programs
Zearn offers materials that can be used by tutors with a range of teaching experience to accelerate grade-level learning for all students. Materials include Zearn Reports to identify and support each student’s specific needs as well as mini-lessons designed to accelerate understanding of grade-level content. All materials are aligned to the content students are learning with their teacher during core math time.
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