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Guidance, checklists, and templates designed for school districts interested in implementing High-Impact Tutoring in their districts

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (August 10, 2021) — Last week, the National Student Support Accelerator at Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University published the “District Playbook” to help state education officials, district/school administrators, and nonprofit leaders develop and implement “high-impact tutoring” programs. 

The Playbook and accompanying Workbook include best practices, guidance, checklists and templates to foster adoption of this highly equitable and effective academic intervention.

A practical, research-backed tool — one of several interrelated research-backed tools provided by the National Student Support Accelerator — the Playbook refers to several (recently updated) complementary resources:

The Playbook is made possible by many educators, education leaders, researchers, thought-leaders, funders, parents, and community members, and draws from research and knowledge of districts, tutoring providers, and other experts across the country. 

The bottom line: Research shows that high-impact tutoring is unusually effective for accelerating student learning — more effective than any other intervention, and effective across grade and content levels.

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