The Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy plays a key role in helping districts implement accelerated instruction as a powerful alternative to remediation.

Remediation is an educational strategy that attempts to teach students whose work is below grade level with the material they didn’t grasp when it was initially taught. Remediation attempts to meet students “where they are” and fill in the blanks from prior years. While well-intentioned, gap-closure research shows that remediation does not work: It discourages students and locks them into a permanent and debilitating learning gap. 

Instead of delaying access to grade-level work for students who have fallen behind, acceleration focuses on a “just in time” approach to knowledge and skills that gives them successful access to grade-level instruction. 

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