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The Ohio Department of Education, in partnership with the Ohio Department of Higher Education, awarded $14 million in Statewide Mathematics and Literacy Tutoring Grants to Ohio colleges and universities planning to create or expand mathematics and literacy tutoring programs for Ohio’s K-12 students in one-on-one or small-group settings.

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The Ohio Department of Education will award grants to Ohio colleges and universities, including two- and four-year public and private institutions, with teacher preparation or education programs to promote statewide tutoring in mathematics and literacy with districts and schools to accelerate learning and address disruptions. Colleges and universities that want to participate but do not have teacher preparation or education programs may collaborate with a lead institution having such a program. Collaborative approaches are strongly encouraged among all colleges and universities to ensure all schools and districts, including community schools and chartered nonpublic schools, in their region have the opportunity to participate.

Data from the 2020-2021 school year show the major impact that the pandemic has had on student learning in Ohio. Similar to results from other states, scores were notably lower in 2020-2021 than in past years, with larger impacts on math than in English language arts. The pandemic more significantly affected learning for Ohio’s historically underserved students and decreases were more marked for students in districts that primarily used a remote or hybrid education delivery model. Ohio must provide intensive supports to accelerate learning for students who have been impacted by the events of the past few years.

Research published by the Annenberg Institute at Brown University shows that high-dosage tutoring can produce “large learning gains for a wide range of students, including those who have fallen behind academically.” According to the Annenberg Institute, high-dosage tutoring is defined as “more than three days per week or at a rate of at least 50 hours over 36 weeks.” High-dosage tutoring was found to increase achievement “by roughly an additional three to 15 months of learning across grade levels.”

Grants will assist in expanding high-dosage tutoring programs meeting local needs for mathematics and literacy supports and/or aligning to Tier I core instruction. This funding is available to support the development, initial (startup) implementation or extension/expansion of existing tutoring programs grounded in evidence-based practices. It is strongly encouraged that tutoring programs are available to students as early as summer 2022. Participating college students may benefit from direct field experience, community service and additional incentives such as stipends and/or course credits. All funds must be encumbered by June 30, 2024, with a grant wrap-up by Sept. 30, 2024.

Important Dates

  • Announcement of grant opportunity: Friday, March 25, 2022
  • RFA available: Friday, March 25, 2022
  • Webinar for all prospective applicants: Wednesday, April 13, 2022, 9 a.m. 
  • Application deadline: Wednesday, April 27, 2022
  • Grant selection notification: Friday, May 27, 2022
  • Kickoff and Webinar: Thursday, June 9, 2022

Application Information


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