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Sign up by June 9 for learning loss recovery pilot

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

The Iowa Department of Education would like to share a year-long pilot opportunity with districts around school improvement and learning loss recovery in reading for schools that serve students in grades K-8.

The program was developed over the past six years with funding from the U.S. Department of Education and is housed at the University of Minnesota. We highly recommend participation in this pilot. It is grounded in multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) which is aligned to our MTSS work here in Iowa. This pilot is:

  • At the school level;
  • Primarily for K-5 schools;
  • Open to grades 6-8 schools if they join with a feeder K-5 school;
  • One-year in duration;
  • Able to be supported with ESSER funds

The program focuses on helping educators develop an understanding of the science of reading and the problem-solving model (which in Iowa, we refer to as data-based decision-making) while training building leadership teams and teachers to lead grade-level data team meetings during the school year using specific materials (Facilitator Manual, Teacher Workbooks and website). The training and support is around teaching educators how to interpret FastBridge data and reports and use evidenced-based reading interventions as well as create plans to improve reading instruction in their classrooms and schools.

The due date to be considered part of the pilot is June 9.

To access more information about the program and to enroll in the program, go to:

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Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on October 20, 2021 at 5:48pm.