For tutoring to move the needle on achievement, there has to be a well-structured, high-dosage model with road-tested procedures, materials, and progress monitoring tools that can target individual needs. When students work with a tutor 3-5 times a week using a structured program, they are able to connect learning from one lesson to the next. Reading Corps, which serves over 25,000 students, demonstrates how a rigorously researched, daily early literacy intervention that is aligned to the science of reading and complements regular classroom instruction accelerates learning. Not only does the program focus on foundational reading skills, but it sparks a love of reading. Kelly Engman, a Minnesota elementary school principal, recalls a 3rd grade student who was initially apprehensive about reading. With encouragement from her tutor, the student blossomed into a confident, expressive reader. Like this student, so many Reading Corps students have made huge gains in a relatively short amount of
time -- 78% of Reading Corps students in the Northern Minnesota area exceeded target growth and accelerate their learning toward grade-level goals.