2022 Student Learning Assessments test scores show that more than half of New Jersey students are not meeting grade expectations in English and math. In his article on NJ.com, Newark Trust for Education’s Executive Director Ronald Chaluisan suggests schools take an accelerated learning (AL) approach to get students back on track with pre-pandemic levels.  

He says AL is a teaching approach in which students learn grade-level material with support, despite having knowledge or skills gaps from previous grades. It is based on building on a foundation of assets, not deficiencies – and promotes deeper learning through projects that prioritize high-level skills. When properly executed, it provides learners with relevant materials, helps them grow developmentally, and ensures they see the relevance of their school (and home) work. 

Click here to read Chaluisan’s article about why AL is an effective method that NJ schools should use.