Tutoring and Interventions

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:

HIGH-DOSAGE TUTORING EVIDENCE-BASED INTERVENTIONS ON-DEMAIND TUTORING, HOMEWORK HELP
  • Directly supports success in daily classroom instruction, aligned to the grade-level curriculum
  • "Acceleration of Learning"
  • Multiple sessions per week outside of regular instruction, 60-90 minutes per session
  • Virtual or in-person
  • Students identified and invited based on needs
  • Delivered by MCPS staff or external providers
 
  • For students significantly below grade level
  • Literacy evidence based interventions
    • Orton-Gillingham
    • Really Great Reading
    • iReady Reading
    • System 44
    • Read 180
    • iLit (Emerging Multilingual Learners)
  • Math evidence based interventions
    • iReady Math
    • Math 180
 
  • Open to all students, all grade levels
  • Can serve all courses and content areas
  • Available 24/7, flexible scheduling
  • Currently virtual
  • Delivered by external providers
 

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:

Literacy Intervention Grade Levels Served
Orton Gillingham (OG): Provides explicit, systematic and multi-sensory methodologies that can be implemented as a Tier III reading intervention for students who require intensive remediation in phonological awareness, phonics, decoding and encoding. Elementary, Middle and High School 
Really Great Reading (RGR): Provides explicit, systematic and cumulative Tier III reading interventions for students who require intensive remediation in the areas of phonological awareness, phonics, decoding and encoding. There are three RGR interventions available for students: Countdown, Blast and HD Word. Elementary, Middle
iReady Reading: Provides an explicit and systematic Tier III intervention for students who require intensive remediation in comprehension. Elementary
System 44: Addresses basic literacy skills Middle and High School 
Read 180: Addresses basic reading skills that will build a comprehensive understanding and reading for meaning. Middle and High School
iLit: Additional literacy supports for ESOL students in Grade 4, 5, middle and high school Elementary, Middle and High
Math Intervention Grade Levels Served
iReady Math: Provides an explicit and systematic Tier III intervention for students who require intensive remediation in math. Elementary
Math 180: Addresses basic math skills to prepare for Algebra 1 readiness Middle and High School

All tutoring and intervention will be monitored using the following measures:

HIGH-DOSAGE TUTORING EVIDENCE-BASED INTERVENTIONS HIGH DOSAGE ON-DEMAIND TUTORING
MCPS Staff MCPS Staff External Providers
  • Grades
  • MAP
  • District Assessments
 
  • Growth within intervention
  • MAP
  • District Assessments
 
  • As provided by vendor + Grades
  • MAP
  • MCAP
  • Evidence of Learning
 
Platform: Performance Matters Platform: Specific to intervention + Performance Matters Platform: Performance Matters
EVIDENCE OF LEARNING

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.


Evaluation Plans

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.