Tennessee Learning Loss Remediation & Student Acceleration Act – Part 1

Summary:

Requires local education agencies and public charter schools to implement a program of after-school learning mini-camps, learning loss bridge camps, and summer learning camps to remediate student learning loss. It will prioritize students who score below proficient in both reading (ELA) and math subjects and strengthens laws around a 3rd grade reading gate so we no longer advance students who are not prepared. This Act also creates the Tennessee Accelerated Literacy and Learning Corps to provide ongoing tutoring for students throughout the entire school year.
NOTE: Students are not required to attend unless mandated by their LEA.

Bridge Camp
Duration: 5 days/week for 4 weeks before the beginning of the school year

Priority Students:
– entering grades 6-8 in ’21/’22 or ’22/’23, or grades 4-8 in subsequent years AND
– scored below proficient in Math or ELA on their most recent TCAP or state-adopted benchmark assessment

Program Requirements:
– each day to consist of 4 hours of instruction, intervention, and supplemental supports in reading and math; 1 hour of RTI2; 1 hour of physical activity; lunch; and at least 1 snack or breakfast
– state-adopted benchmark assessment as a pre- and post-test, with results submitted to the TN Department of Education

Mini-Camp
Duration: 4 days/week after school

Priority Students:
– finished 3rd or 4th grade and scored below proficient in Math or ELA on their most recent TCAP
– finished grades K-2 at a school where less than 50% of students in grades 3-5 scored proficient in Math or ELA on their most recent TCAP
– finished grades K-4 and are eligible for TANF OR
– completed grades K-3 and scored below proficient in Math or ELA on a state-adopted benchmark assessment, universal screener, or RTI2* (*’21/’22 school year only)

Program Requirements:
– 1 hour/day; 1 snack provided each day
– program focused on STREAM instruction (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts, Math)
– provided by a licensed teacher or member of the TALLC

Summer Learning Camp
Duration: 5 days/week for 6 weeks during the summer

Priority Students:
– finished 3rd or 4th grade and scored below proficient in Math or ELA on their  most recent TCAP
– finished grades K-2 at a school where less than 50% of students in grades 3-5 scored proficient in Math or ELA on their most recent TCAP
– finished grades K-4 and are eligible for TANF OR
– completed grades K-3 and scored below proficient in Math or ELA on a state-adopted benchmark assessment, universal screener, or RTI2* (*’21/’22 school year only)

Program Requirements:
– each day to consist of 4 hours of instruction, intervention, and supplemental supports in reading and math; 1 hour of RTI2; 1 hour of physical activity; lunch; and at least 1 snack or breakfast
– state-adopted benchmark assessment as a pre- and post-test, with results submitted to the TN Department of Education

Tennessee Accelerating Literacy and Learning Corps (TALLC)
The TN Department of Education will develop a statewide network of high-quality tutors to assist with learning loss remediation and acceleration programs. The Department will administer the program, provide training and ongoing professional development (with online options required), and develop content to be used by TALLC members when providing tutoring services.

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