The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) in partnership with Chiefs for Change released the Mississippi High-Dosage Tutoring Guidebook for districts and schools. The guidebook includes resources, recommendations, and strategies to support the implementation of effective tutoring practices. Districts also have access to a tutoring calculator that can be used to determine the number of tutors needed to effectively serve students within a school or program.
Former Mississippi State Superintendent of Education Carey Wright is a member of Chiefs for Change. She engaged the network to help develop the tutoring guidebook in Mississippi after Chiefs for Change produced a free resource that any K-12 system can use to build a tutoring program in collaboration with a community partner. That guide, available on the Chiefs for Change website, is modeled after the Tennessee Accelerating Literacy and Learning Corps (TN ALL Corps) initiative, operated by the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) to support districts that have historically struggled to find enough tutors. Through TN ALL Corps, TDOE announced a partnership with 83 districts and an investment of $200 million in federal education funding for high-quality tutoring programs. Learn more about Tennessee’s tutoring program in this video.
Educators in Mississippi who are interested in learning about that state’s new High-Dosage Tutoring Guidebook and tutoring calculator are invited to a webinar that will be hosted by the MDE Office of Intervention Services. The webinar will take place at 10 a.m. CT on Thursday, August 4. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and develop a deeper understanding of how to implement supports in a variety of settings. Learn more and register for the webinar here.