Right On Learning’s largest program in terms of youth served is the In-School Tutoring program at Jefferson Jr./Sr. High School in Edgewater, Colorado. This is an active program within Jefferson High School’s math department that has been in existence since the fall of 2014. For the past two years Right On Learning tutors have been present in the classroom to assist with knowledge retention, skills development, in-class assignments, and leading activities. Aside from quantitative data, Right On Learning has reports from administration, interviews with teachers, and surveys from students that all point to positive academic and social gains attributable to Right On Learning tutors.
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Year 1 No. Students served: 500 Duration: October 2014 – May 2015
Data Collection & Results
Data gathered from a Pre & Post Test administered during the 2014/2015 school year showed 15% to 55% student improvement in all math content areas.
2014/2015 CMAS & PARCC Mathematics Test data showed an increase in 9th and 10th grade performance.
Year 2 No. Students served: 740 Duration: August 2015 – March 2016
Data Collection & Results
Data gathered from a MAP testing (State standardized test) in Fall and Spring administered during the 2015/2016 school year showed students RIT scores increased 3 points on average and a 9-point increase was seen in the target demographic of 7th – 9th graders where tutoring efforts were more highly concentrated. Aside from quantitative data, Right On Learning has reports from administration, interviews with teachers, and surveys from students that all point to positive academic and social gains attributable to Right On Learning tutors.
Right On Learning has supplied all math classrooms with tutors during the 2014/’15 and 2015/’16 school years. Tutors assist students with in-class assignments, pull out small groups or individuals, and review concepts with students for full comprehension. Right On Learning is onsite three days a week with approximately 20-30 tutors. This program is intervention based with a majority of students demonstrating a lack of proficiency in state standardized tests, in class assignments, and school assessments. Tutors are trained in motivation techniques, small group teaching, real world application, and interacting with at-risk students.
Right On Learning collaborates with teachers to single out students or groups of students that need specific instruction as well as facilitate in class math games to increase student engagement and understanding. Right On Learning administrators review standardized test data to assign specific tutors with students that require a certain personality to teaching type to maximize effectiveness. As many students are second language learners, bilingual tutors are assigned to these students in order to best help them and quickly build relationships.
Tutors are required to take notes during each class period to monitor the progress and gaps for each student. This also allows ROL to look at which students are not being tutored on a weekly basis due to absence or refusal to receive tutoring. ROL sets a goal to have every student in each math class tutored, so that all levels of students can benefit from the program. As part of relationship and trust building, tutors behave as mentors for students, encouraging them to graduate, pursue higher education, and even ways in which math is applicable in the real world in the majority of jobs/careers and in everyday life. Many activities provided by tutors require students to take a leadership role in order to help themselves or the groups succeed.
ROL also provided young adults with college preparation at High School in order to prepare students for their future. This program included tutoring in SAT on a weekly basis, so that students get individualized attention to maximize their chance to pass the test. This also is a test preparation course which includes study skills and test taking skills.