High-impact tutoring report release

October 13, 2022
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Thursday, October 13, 2022
10:00 – 11:00 AM
Via Zoom

About the event

Following years of improvement in learning outcomes in D.C., COVID-19 and a year of virtual learning had negative impacts on student achievement and wellbeing. High-impact tutoring (HIT) emerged as one strategy to accelerate learning in D.C. and across the country. This type of tutoring aligns with research-backed guidelines and is concentrated, consistent, and stresses the importance of building strong tutor-student relationships.  

Our Education Policy Initiative’s latest report will examine how D.C.’s implementation of HIT represented an immense coordination effort across systems-level actors and organizations, local education agencies (LEAs), schools, and tutoring providers in its first year of implementation. While it is difficult to precisely assess the scope of HIT in D.C., it is clear that a majority of LEAs used it as part of their strategy to recover from the impact of the pandemic. Findings from a D.C. Policy Center survey show how schools used HIT in a variety of different configurations.

On Thursday, October 13, at 10:00 AM, join us for the launch of the report. Dr. Nora Gordon, an economist and Professor at the Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy, will open with an overview of how HIT fits into the national recovery spending landscape. After a brief presentation of the main report findings, we will host a panel discussion discussing how HIT evolved in its first year of implementation and where HIT will go next. The conversation will be followed by an audience Q&A.  


  • Russ Williams, President and CEO, Center City PCS  
  • Heather Jenkins, CEO, The Literacy Lab  
  • Cat Peretti, Executive Director, CityTutor DC
  • Isabel Chae, Tutor with AU Future Teacher Tutors at Hendley ES  

Event recording