Accelerating Learning with High-Impact Tutoring
In December 2020, EmpowerK12, a DC-based education data analysis group, found that pandemic-related disruptions resulted in DC students missing the equivalent of four months of instruction in mathematics and one month of instruction in English Language Arts by the midpoint of the 2020-2021 school year. If left unchecked, the effects of this COVID slide will likely continue, and the effects of lost instructional time will increase dramatically, according to that analysis.
To respond to this urgent need, CityBridge assembled an advisory group of key stakeholders in early 2021 who identified high-impact tutoring as a way to accelerate student learning.
Out of those conversations came CityTutor DC, a coalition of 50+ schools, community-based organizations, civic partners, and other stakeholders committed to addressing the pandemic’s impact on student achievement and well-being by dramatically expanding access to high-impact tutoring in our nation’s capital.