Project On Track is a literacy tutoring program for kindergarten through third grade students, whose learning has been significantly impacted by COVID due to interrupted learning opportunities. The project was designed based on preliminary research estimating learning loss due to school building closures from March until Fall 2020 being as much as 2 ½ times that of typical summer learning deficits. Research has demonstrated that students who are not reading on grade level by third grade are four times less likely to graduate high school by age 19 than a child who reads proficiently at that time.
This project will provide High Dosage (small student groups with a trained tutor at least three times per week for a minimum of one hour each session over several weeks) and High Impact (quality instructional materials aligned with district needs) tutoring. Project On Track will arrange tutoring for in-person learners beginning in the summer of 2021. The program can be used during summer camps within the six-hour day, after the six-hour day, and after the school day, beginning in Fall 2021.