Learning Acceleration

Educators have always stepped up to the challenge of tailoring instruction to achieve the best possible outcomes for students. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed growing disparities, and we must redouble our collective efforts to ensure that all students, regardless of background or current learning level, can thrive. The Playbook for Accelerating Learning (PAL) was created as a roadmap to the successful future we envision and deem possible for all our students.  Especially in a state as diverse as California, it is critical to create a plan for student learning that is rooted in best practices for all students, including our English learners, students with disabilities, and other historically marginalized students. 

In the following sections, the PAL will: 

  • review current research on how best to improve student outcomes; 
  • lay out models that practitioners can use to accelerate learning in their systems; 
  • propose ways in which they can plan with their teams in the pursuit of such goals; 
  • envision how their efforts may take place during and beyond the school day;
  • offer system-wide suggestions for supporting all learners, with a specific lens on English learners, students with disabilities,  and those historically underserved;
  • provide content-specific suggestions to support acceleration in Math and ELA that take into consideration California’s focus on digital learning  and our deep work to support all learners;
  • discuss leveraging California’s investment and focus on technology infrastructure to support students; and 
  • suggest ways in which LEAs can leverage community-based organizations and engage families as partners in this work. 

By making these resources available in a concise and actionable format, the CCEE hopes to help instructional leaders in California shorten their preparation period for accelerating learning and promoting the outcomes all students deserve.

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After a year of interrupted learning imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, more students than ever are experiencing learning gaps. How do we support them?

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