Reopening 2022 → 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, after or during school by an MCPS employee or an external partner who has been trained to use the MCPS curriculum.
Models of MCPS tutoring include:
The following MCPS literacy/mathematics curricula will be used for high-dosage tutoring to support current grade-level curriculum outside the school day:
Elementary Mathematics: Eureka Math—A rigorous program that promotes deep and creative thinking among students. Eureka challenges students to manipulate and work with numbers on a deeper level; connect mathematical concepts to the real world; and solve problems they have never encountered.
Middle School Mathematics: Illustrative Math—Engages students through collaborative math discourse, inclusive instructional routines and digital tools that promote critical thinking and reasoning.
High School Mathematics: A combination of Illustrative Math and Curriculum 2.0 are used to design an interactive learning experience.
Elementary ELA: Benchmark Advance and Benchmark Adelante—Provide 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.
Secondary ELA: 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 CareerReady ELA Standards in reading, writing, speaking/listening and language.
Evidence-based interventions include:
All tutoring and intervention will be monitored using the following measures:
Additionally, the intervention data collected for assessment and data analytics will be used to inform each student’s evaluation plan at the end of each intervention/tutoring cycle. The evaluation plan will be provided to teachers and parents. Diagnostic data with daily progress reports will be included in the evaluation plan. In addition, MCPS will use the intervention data, along with multiple measures and anecdotal data, to evaluate the impact and efficiency of the approved intervention programs on addressing students’ loss of learning. Intervention attendance and usage will be used to measure success.
MCPS students may access additional academic support through Saturday School, provided by the George B. Thomas Learning Academy.