The Center for Education Market Dynamics • June 12, 2023
Knowing what works is great – and knowing what doesn’t is just as important. That said, tutoring can be a highly effective intervention, but not all programs are created (or implemented) equally.
National Student Support Accelerator (NSSA) offers comprehensive guidance for districts implementing high-impact tutoring. They have identified seven elements of high-impact tutoring, based on research and best practices from tutoring programs across the country. These seven elements are broken down into two categories: Model Elements and Foundational Elements.
There are four elements that make up a high-quality tutoring model, including:
There are also three Foundational Elements that are less about the specific model, and more about conditions that need to be in place for effective tutoring implementations. Those are:
It is important to hone strategies for the tutoring program you’re designing, adopting, implementing – or just beginning to think about. By considering the seven elements of high-impact tutoring, as identified by NSSA, you can help ensure the effectiveness of your district’s tutoring program.