It's #StudentWork Friday! This examples shows what acceleration, not remediation looks like in practice.
The student's first attempt showed errors in basic arithmetic. 3 + 5 = 7? Oh no! Learning Loss!
The quick-thinking tutor pulled up the student's portfolio and realized that the student had never done a hundreds-tens-ones chart successfully.
She her confusion about the strategy led her to make fundamental mistakes.
After a quick reteach, the student was able to complete the problem correctly.
By the next week, she had moved on to subtracting 3 digit numbers with a hundreds, tens, ones chart.
This example shows how confusion about new content / strategy can manifest as an underlying skill gap. Acceleration means more rounds of feedback + revision on the grade level work before assuming its a prior skill gap.
With a little extra time + attention on rigorous material, students can surprise us.
This example comes from remote tutoring run by EdLight.