Our Impact

In fall 2020, a group of nationally recognized education experts launched the National Student Support Accelerator. In March 2021, we unveiled the Accelerator website with open-source tools and resources for tutoring organizations, schools and districts that are easy to use, downloadable, and designed to make structuring, implementing and scaling high-impact tutoring programs as straightforward as possible.

To date the Accelerator has:

Currently, we are:

  • Working with more than ten pilot sites implementing tutoring programs to learn more about what drives effectiveness, the barriers to implementation, and how to overcome these barriers;
  • Providing materials and assistance to states, districts, tutoring organizations, and advocacy organizations to support their High-Impact Tutoring efforts;
  • Continuing to add to tools and information briefs to make it easier to adopt and/or expand High-Impact Tutoring;
  • Creating a Tutoring Quality Improvement System to assess the quality of tutoring programs and provide guidance for improvement.

As a result of this and other’s work, states such as Illinois, Texas, Colorado, Tennessee and others are including high-impact tutoring in their pandemic recovery plans, thousands of education leaders understand the research and characteristics of High-Impact Tutoring and new research across the country is focusing on learning more about how to make high-impact tutoring more effective, less costly and easier to implement.

As we continue our work to increase access to high-impact tutoring to students in need, we encourage you to join us by getting involved!