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Early Literacy and Mathematics High Dosage Tutoring Programs

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is excited to share an opportunity for districts to partner with tutoring vendors for no-cost high dosage tutoring in mathematics (grade 4 and grade 8) as well as early literacy (grades K–3) to accelerate student learning. High dosage tutoring builds prerequisite and foundational skills to set students up for success with the current grade's core content.

The Department has approved vendors to provide high dosage tutoring that is:

  • Student-Centered: Using diagnostic data, tutoring partners create individualized and academic learning goals to determine instructional focus areas as well as progress monitoring to ensure that students are working on the right skills at the right time.
  • Evidence-Based: Students are paired with highly trained tutors who are invested in their success.
  • Flexible: Depending on the content and tutoring program, there are in-person, hybrid, and virtual options during and after the school day for districts to choose from.

What are the logistics of high dosage tutoring with the Department?

  • All costs for high-dosage tutoring are covered by the Department.
  • All districts are eligible for both mathematics (grades 4 and 8) and early literacy (grades K–3).
  • To express interest, read the additional information and submit the interest form(s) that are linked below for each content area.

Early Literacy Tutoring (Grades K–3)

Achieving proficiency in reading by grade 3 is considered a milestone for long-term success in school and in life because of its correlation to a range of positive educational and life outcomes. Early literacy tutoring content focuses on building foundational skills including, phonological awareness, phonics knowledge and decoding skills to help students become independent fluent readers. For more information, please click on the links below.

  • Models Offered
    This document shares information about the variety of models currently offered, including frequency and duration of service. Please note that not all models are available at any given time.

  • Interest Form
    This form should be completed by school/district liaison to share general information and tutoring interest.

    For any additional questions, please contact mary.l.brown@mass.gov .

Math Tutoring (Grades 4 and 8)

These services are supplemental to regular instructional time and are delivered through a structured cohort-based model with a specific duration and dosage. Tutoring services will be provided in a virtual, in-person, or hybrid setting as determined with the partner LEAs. Tutors will be able to provide services remotely and/or in person when needed. Tutoring services will take place from September 2023 to June 2024, during school hours and/ or after school hours, and scheduled based on approximately 12-week cycles.

  • Models Offered Updated 7/25/2023
    This document shares information about the variety of models currently offered, including frequency and duration of service. Please note that not all models are available at any given time.

  • Interest Form
    This form should be completed by school/district liaison to share general information and tutoring interests.

    For any additional questions, please contact math.tutoring@mass.gov .

Last Updated: July 25, 2023

 
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