LEARNING LOSS RECOVERY
Learning Loss Recovery for Schools and Communities
As students across the nation begin returning to school, many will need to recover a year’s worth of lost learning. This is particularly important because research is clear that pre-K to 3rd grade is the optimal developmental time to teach reading. Losing a year from this window is critical to address:
Since 3rd Grade Reading Success in foundational to Closing the Achievement Gap!
Since 3rd Grade Reading Success dramatically increases HS Graduation Rates.
Since 3rd grade reading proficiency is a key indicator of future success in school and life.
Learning Ovations and our Assesment 2 Instruction (A2i) Professional Support System is uniquely qualified to support schools and communities seeking to help K-3 students recover from pandemic related learning loss and ensure each child is on an individualized path towards 3rd grade reading proficiency.
Our A2i literacy support system was developed through a partnership with the U.S. Department of Education and is rated Strong by Evidence for ESSA and the What Works Clearinghouse.
Through seven randomized controlled trials, Learning Ovations proved that A2i implementation consistently achieved over 90% of children reading at or above grade level by the end of third grade.
Thanks to the causational findings and with funding from the US Department of Education, Learning Ovations uniquely can support adults guiding children across the child’s learning landscape from home to summer to school to after school.
A2i is in strong alignment with policy recommendations for learning loss recovery in the recently passed American Rescue Plan and an ideal use of incoming federal and state funds to help students recover from the pandemic, wherever the student is!
How can schools and communities use federal Covid Relief Funds to recover learning loss and improve early literacy outcomes?
All COVID relief bills, including the American Rescue Plan ask schools and communities to use funds for the following learning loss recovery activities:
Addressing Learning loss among students (including low-income, children with disabilities, English learners, racial and ethnic minorities, homelessness, foster care, etc.
Learning Ovations has been shown equally effective across all demographics: ethnicity, gender, and socio-economic status.
Administering high-quality assessments (to meet needs including differentiated instruction)
The A2i assessments are normed to the NAEP with validity and reliability derived from the Woodcock Johnson gold-standard literacy test protocols. Technology allows for a quick, adaptive assessment to determine both grade and age equivalency. This information is used to guide schools, community providers, and parents to assignments which provide ongoing, differentiated and individualized work that addresses the unique needs of each child.
Implementing evidence-based activities
A2i is informed by fourteen years of research funded by the US Department of Education and NIH and is rated Strong by Evidence for ESSA and the What Works Clearinghouse. Learning Ovations’ software is indexed with only evidenced-based lessons and activities. Included in the software are evidenced-based ELA curriculums (we will index your district curriculum if it is not already available in the software), open-source activities and materials, including the Florida Center for Reading Research, EngageNY and hundreds of other lessons that fill in skill gaps to complement and support your curriculum and program. The technology is indexed to correlate each assignment by grade (year/month) as well as age (vocabulary work).
Planning and implementing activities related to summer learning and afterschool programs
Learning Ovations offers year-round K-3 solutions to ensure all students are on track for reading success by the end of 3rd grade. Our suite of tools includes A2i Tutoring, which can be used at home and in community-based tutoring and after-school programs and A2i Summer Learning, which can be used for district summer school and community-based summer programs.
Take a Step That Will Have a Significant Impact in Your Schools and Communities.
Apply Federal Covid Relief Funding for Learning Recovery Rooted in Results Across Your Community...
Federal American Rescue Plan Funding is available for use until Fall 2023, which is in alignment with our 3-year Partnership Commitment to transformative reading outcomes for your community! Use these resources to recover learning loss AND achieve profound results and social equity for your community by having over 90% of children reading proficiently by the end of 3rd grade!
Learning Ovations offers schools and communities many options:
A2i Professional Support System (for School districts)
A2i Professional Support System is a comprehensive approach for reading success. Over 90% of students in A2i classrooms are reading at or above grade level by the end of third grade. This is accomplished by using proprietary technology to quickly identify grade and age equivalency and then prescribe differentiated strategies and lessons for children. Teachers are supported by Literacy Outcomes Specialists who provide ongoing professional development, in-class support and on-demand communication.
A2i Summer (for Schools and Community-based providers)
A2i Summer provides consistent technology, similar to what is used in the classroom to provide ongoing and consistent support to summer learning activities. This provides those adults working with children multiple activities and strategies that are grade and age appropriate for the children and consistent with what they are experiencing in classrooms. A2i Summer assists adults significantly with the reduction of planning time and ensures that children are getting exactly what they need to reach reading proficiency by the end of 3rd grade.
Upon school re-entry in the fall, teachers will have immediate and specific student progress data from A2i summer to begin instruction. This data can also be used for immediate baseline data as progress monitoring begins. As the school year progresses, ongoing information will be available for parents and caregivers to continue to work and monitor progress that occurs in the school setting.
A2i Tutoring (for Schools and Community-based providers)
A2i tutoring works alongside our A2i Professional Support System to provide ongoing and consistent support for community or school-based tutoring. A2i tutoring assists adults by providing children with aligned assessments that effectively inform tutors with recommendations to ensure each child is getting exactly what they need to be successful for literacy growth.
A2i After School (for Schools and Community-based providers)
Building on our rigorously-proven A2i Professional Support System, Learning Ovations presents A2i After School for school and community expanded learning providers. A2i AfterSchool works alongside our school-based A2i Professional Support System to support and create ongoing and consistent learning activities for children regardless of where or when instruction is occurring.
Reading Checkup (for Parents and Caregivers)
Reading Checkup is a web-based tool that empowers caregivers at home to deliver rigorous, individualized literacy instruction to all children in their care. This provides adults working with children grade and age appropriate activities and strategies to ensure their child is making progress towards reading proficiency. Reading Checkup can be used as a key component of community or school district family engagement efforts.
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Seven Questions to Consider
When Addressing Learning Recovery
As you consider strategies for reading loss and recovery, school and community leaders must be able to answer these six questions:
How can educators and parents assess each student to determine their unique learning needs?
Learning Ovations proprietary software utilizes assessments that are normed to the NAEP with validity and reliability derived from the Woodcock Johnson gold-standard literacy test protocols. This assessment determines a child’s grade and age equivalency levels. The assessment can be administered as frequently as every six weeks to re-assign groupings and adjust instruction. Moreover, the assessment provides a common measure that is consistent from school to school and also transfers to the home or summer or afterschool setting. Children are then receiving consistent, on target activities and work.
How can educators and parents use assessment data to provide individualized learning plans that provide a path to grade level proficiency for each student?
Assessment 2 instruction (A2i) completes this task for educators. The software is indexed with thousands of lessons that are categorized by grade level (year and month). Educators can choose from the district's ELA curriculum or utilize hundreds of other open source activities that complement any curriculum. Most importantly, the assessment data is used to determine the amount of time children need to spend on specific skills which is dependent upon their grade and age data. This is a key component to the success of A2i. With the assessment information and recommended lessons, parents also have access to what their child needs. This data transportability is a unique component of A2i’s success.
How can educators and parents regularly monitor progress to ensure each student is meeting their individualized learning goals?
Quick, flexible and adaptive (5-15 minute) assessments are given throughout the year (as frequently as every 6 weeks) to monitor student progress. A2i algorithms update in real-time to provide educators with instruction information (leveled activities and time elements) for each student. Children, even as young as kindergarten, are able to complete these assessments independently because they are adaptive and continually move toward each students’ specific reading ability.
How can schools and program providers provide professional development to help educators deliver data-driven instruction in the classroom?
Learning Ovations provides varying levels of training, support and professional development from our experts. This includes a dedicated project-management team to serve as points of contact and strategy partners, along with technology startup and on-demand support throughout program implementation. A2i school partners receive three full years of support and professional development from a Literacy Outcomes Specialist. These specialists have a solid foundation in literacy and have all been teachers in primary classrooms. The specialists engage in a literacy scan and customize the professional development for each school and each teacher. They engage teachers in initial PD, huddles throughout the year, classroom visitations and on-demand assistance. Teachers can call, text or email the specialists so that they receive the help and support when they need it most. Teachers no longer get a half or full day of a ‘canned’ presentation only to be left alone in their classrooms. A Learning Ovations partnership is a 100% commitment of both parties because we are committed to getting all children reading at grade level by the end of third grade and a long-term relationship is what it takes.
How can schools provide additional time for students to catch up through summer learning and afterschool programming aligned with school-year instruction?
Learning Ovations provides A2i Tutoring for Parents, Afterschool Programs and A2i Summer for District and Community Summer Learning programs. Both are closely aligned with the A2i School Professional Support System, providing the opportunity for an aligned year-round system of learning that spans the school day and year. Current COVID Relief funding is available and earmarked for summer learning, afterschool and tutoring programs. A2i qualifies for all of these funding streams and is able to move children, teachers and parents into success during the school year by providing consistency and familiarity with a rigorously-proven literacy program.
How can schools and communities ensure that all learning loss recovery strategies have a strong evidence base of successful outcomes?
A2i is built on fourteen years of research and is rated Strong by Evidence for ESSA and the What Works Clearinghouse. Learning Ovations’ software is indexed with only evidence-based lessons. Included in the software are evidence-based ELA curriculums (we will index your district curriculum if it is not already available in the software), open-source activities and materials, including the Florida Center for Reading Research, and hundreds of other lessons that fill in skill gaps to complement and support your curriculum. The technology is indexed to correlate each assignment by grade (year/month) as well as age (vocabulary work).
How can schools and communities address funding needs that relate to learning loss and recovery?
Schools and communities have access to all Federal Covid Funds and Title Dollars for Title I, II, III, and Title IV to support the funding needed for learning loss and recovery. Federal American Rescue Plan Funding is available for use until Fall 2023, which is in alignment with our 3-year Partnership Commitment to transformative reading outcomes for your community! Use these resources to recover learning loss AND achieve profound results and social equity for your community by having over 90% of children reading proficiently by the end of 3rd grade!