Again, addressing learning gaps does not have to be complicated. “In general, the best way to address learning gaps is simple—go back and revisit the areas that need extra work,” according to one online tutoring service.
“Although this seems like an obvious answer, remember that learning gaps form because students are often forced to ‘move on’ with their class’s pace, regardless of whether they have gained a firm understanding of the concept being taught.”
Last spring, Education Week said that school districts across the country were hoping a combination of focused tutoring, materials aligned with classroom lessons and targeted to students’ needs, and constant review of data would be difference-makers for closing the COVID learning gap.
Traditional school administrators were looking forward to summer school programs, extended school days or after-school programs, or combined after-school programs and summer learning as means of addressing learning gaps, according to Education Week. In other words, spending more time on a subject.