Quiz Yourself: Is my tutoring program sustainable?
Disruptions to schooling during the last few years have resulted in many students working below grade level. High-dosage tutoring is a proven way to make up for lost instructional time and accelerate students’ learning, so they can achieve grade-level proficiency.
However, implementing tutoring programs is a new endeavor for most schools and districts. Educational leaders now need to become familiar with the factors that result in a scalable and sustainable tutoring program. Quiz yourself to see how much you know about what would make high-dosage tutoring sustainable in your school.
1. What constitutes high-dosage tutoring?
A. Tutoring sessions on a weekly basis
B. Tutoring sessions twice a day
C. Tutoring sessions three or more times a week
D. Tutoring sessions every Saturday and Sunday
2. Which students are most likely to benefit from high-dosage tutoring?
A. Those least likely to have adequate access without direct school or district action
B. Those who voluntarily access available tutoring services
C. Middle and high school students
D. Elementary school students
3. What type of program for tutoring has the most benefit for students?
A. After-school tutoring
B. Opt-in tutoring
C. Vacation academies
D. In-school tutoring
4. How many students should be assigned to a reading tutor in a sustainable tutoring program?
A. One to four students
B. Five to nine students
C. 10-15 students
D. 15-20 students
5. How long should each tutoring session be?
A. 15-25 minutes
B. 30-60 minutes
C. 60-90 minutes
D. None of the above
6. What’s the best combination for sustainable tutoring?
A. Trained tutors, in-person instruction, online learning, differentiated instruction
B. After-school sessions, in-person instruction only, trained tutors, remediation
C. Opt-in tutoring, online-only resources, differentiated instruction, 90-minute sessions
D. Weekly in-school sessions, opt-in tutoring, remediation, online learning
7. Adaptive blended learning (ABL) supports the use of differentiated instruction in tutoring via:
A. Online curriculum and resources that support the practice
B. Detailed real-time data on each student’s progress
C. Offline materials for one-on-one lessons or independent practice
D. All of the above
Answer Key: 1.C 2.A 3.D 4.A 5.B 6.A 7.D
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