We funded Teaching Matter’s response to learning losses in math – creating its “Math Matters” intervention – a customizable approach to improving mathematics instruction in selected New York City middle schools through intensive on-site coaching of teachers. The program enhances teachers’ capacity to accelerate student learning during the pandemic instead of just remediating the learning losses. Teaching Matters has been creating a “math playbook” that codifies the work done, in order to scale it to future school partners.
Teaching Matters’ practices translated directly to student performance, with most students meeting growth goals in the eight pilot schools. Teaching Matters is now implementing Math Matters in forty-eight schools.