Learning Loss Guide
A co-requisite model for learning is a systematic way to address the learning needs of students while engaging with on grade-level content. As opposed to delaying grade-level learning experiences until students acquire “the basics,” students study appropriate course content while receiving “just-in-time” support for prerequisite knowledge and skills. As students in Tennessee return to learning this fall, employing a co-requisite model to support lost learning from the previous grade can be an effective strategy to fill gaps in understanding for students while teaching up to grade level standards. As this approach scaffolds learning support over time, planning for the recovery of lost learning must be cyclical in nature throughout the upcoming academic year. This cycle should include determining standards gaps and subsequently adapting grade-level scopes and sequences, assessing students learning gaps, monitoring students’ learning to see if students are mastering content, and providing additional scaffolds and supports to ensure all students are receiving the right level of intensity and duration for remediation.
This guide outlines a series of four sessions. Each session provides guiding questions for participants to collaboratively answer with their PLC team. In answering the embedded questions, teachers will develop cohesive plans to address loss of learning for all students.