High Impact Tutoring

  • 2022-2023

The ESC Region 13 High Impact Tutoring Program provides COVID-19 learning recovery solutions that support acceleration. We aim to be your first call for high-quality resources, tools, training, and implementation support.

Already in a district?

View the upcoming HIT platform training and HIT Office Hours. Additional site-based virtual and in-person training is available. Please email Holly Salas or call 512-919-5162 for more information.

What is High Impact Tutoring?

Early data indicates that school closures and disruptions in SY19-20 and SY20-21 are likely to result in unfinished learning for many students statewide, making multi-year recovery and acceleration supports even more crucial. As LEAs consider how to facilitate learning acceleration best, many consider high-impact tutoring (HIT). There is strong evidence that high-impact tutoring is one of the most effective ways to increase learning gains for students.

High-impact tutoring programs have a few key characteristics:

  • Well-trained, consistent tutor (can be a teacher, paraprofessional, or teacher candidate) who builds a strong relationship with students
  • High-quality instructional material aligned to standards and core classwork
  • One-to-one or small group for individualized support (1-3 student max. ratio recommended)
  • Embedded in, or immediately before or after, the school day to maximize student access
  • At least three sessions per week for sustained support; Minimum of 30 minutes
  • Data-driven with tutors building sessions around student strengths and needs

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