Tutoring and Interventions

Through the use of classroom, district and external measures, students who do not demonstrate proficiency with grade-level standards will receive either tutoring or intervention support. Tutoring will occur before or after school by an MCPS employee or an external partner who has been trained to use the MCPS curriculum.

Tutors will use the following MCPS literacy and mathematics curricula:

  • Eureka Math—A rigorous program that promotes deep and creative thinking among students. Eureka challenges students to manipulate and work with numbers on a much deeper level; connect mathematical concepts to the real world; and solve problems they have never encountered.
  • LearnZillion—Engages students through collaborative math discourse, inclusive instructional routines, and digital tools that promote critical thinking and reasoning.
  • Benchmark Advance and Benchmark Adelante—Provides integrated reading, writing, speaking and listening instruction that supports pedagogical goals aligned with the Maryland College and Career-Ready English Language Arts (ELA) Standards. Benchmark Adelante is aligned with Benchmark Advance to support an efficient, developmental environment that reinforces the learning of Spanish and English, leading students to becoming biliterate.
  • StudySync—A comprehensive English language arts curriculum that combines digital instruction with targeted print to ensure students are engaged and motivated to access complex texts. StudySync prepares all students for the expectations of the Maryland College and Career-Ready ELA Standards in reading, writing, speaking/listening and language.

Math Recovery Plan

The MCPS Mathematics Program is designed to challenge students of all levels. The goal is for students to successfully complete Algebra 1 in Grades 7, 8 or 9, as appropriate, and be prepared for higher-level mathematics in high school, including Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) classes. Adjustments are being made to the plan to address missed content due to the pandemic.

What are the Guiding Principles of the Mathematics Recovery Plan?

  • Math instruction begins on day one of the school year.
  • Five days of math instruction is delivered each week.
  • Grade-level students engage in grade-level content.
  • Learning focuses on the major work of the grade and adds back supporting/additional work.

To view the plan, please click here.