Pandemic Learning Loss

Savvas Unveils Summer Math and Reading Courses to Help Students Catch Up

Ready-To-Use Programs Focus on Grade-Level Foundational Skills

Savvas Learning Company, a provider of K–12 learning solutions, today introduced several new digital courses intended to help students overcome pandemic learning loss over their summer break, according to a news release.

Two new ready-to-use courses, dubbed Savvas Summer Impact, focus on reading (grades K–8) and math (K–Algebra I) and aim to help students master subject foundations for their grade level. “The curated, easy-to-implement instructional materials, combined with state-of-the-art screener and diagnostic assessment tools, are designed to help move learning forward for all students,” Savvas said.

A third package offered, called Savvas One for Summer, is for educators wanting a customized summer program; it combines the content of the Savvas Summer Impact math and reading courses with access to Savvas’s most popular math, literacy, science, and social studies K–12 content, the company said. The One for Summer package offers both grab-and-go lessons and multimedia resources as well as options to tailor summer courses to district-level goals.

The summer programs include access to Savvas’ SuccessMaker Focus, which gives learners targeted intervention and practice assignments on foundational skills from the student’s previous grade in K–8 reading and math, Savvas said.

“Teachers have been working hard to get students back on track academically after three school years of disrupted education. For many students, these efforts will need to extend beyond the end of this school year,” said Savvas CEO Bethlam Forsa. “This summer will be a critical time to re-energize learning, and school districts are looking for evidence-based learning materials that are easy to use.”

The company said its summer solutions come with access to its recently launched math and literacy screeners and adaptive diagnostic assessments.

Support such as documentation of program impact is available for districts applying for ESSER funds to cover the summer programs, Savvas said.

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