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High-Impact Tutoring Program

High-Impact Tutoring Program

Overview of the High-Impact Tutoring Program

Significant interruptions to in-person learning due to the covid-19 pandemic have led to potentially devastating and long-lasting negative impacts on student achievement, impacting every part of Colorado society. These negative impacts on student achievement are not equal; students furthest from privilege are at risk of falling behind the most. Research suggests that while all students may fall behind as much as seven months because of interruptions to in-person learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students who identify as Black, Latino, or lower income may fall behind as much as ten months, exacerbating already entrenched inequities. Responding to learning loss and the widening of opportunity gaps could be the greatest challenge our state faces over the next few years, and the state has an urgent and immediate need to provide additional support to ensure students are well prepared for the future. As such, the Colorado legislature passed House Bill 21-1234 (PDF) creating the Colorado High-Impact Tutoring Program which was signed into law by Governor Jared Polis on June 16, 2021.

2021-2022 High-Impact Tutoring Grantees

Archuleta School District 50Jt
Aurora Public Schools-Vega
Aurora Public Schools – Charter School – Rocky Mountain Prep Fletcher
Center Consolidated Schools, 26JT
Charter School Institute - Academy of Arts and Knowledge
Charter School Institute - AXIS International Academy
Charter School Institute - Kwiyagat Community Academy
Charter School Institute - New America School
CIVICA Colorado Charter school
Colorado Springs School District 11

Denver Public Schools
Denver Public Schools – Charter School – Rocky Mountain Prep
East Grand School District
Greeley-Evans School District 6
Ignacio School District
Jefferson County Public Schools R-1
Poudre School District
Sargent School District RE- 33J
School District 27J
South Routt School District
Westminster Public Schools



Program Questions:
Email Spencer Ellis
Or Call 720-237-3306

Budget/Fiscal Questions:
Email Tricia Miller
Or call 303-877-2154

Application Process Questions:
Email Kim Burnham
Or call 720-607-1495

Additional Resources for Grantees

More about HITP

With scarce resources, it is imperative to know which academic interventions yield the best results for students so that resources are deployed judiciously and effectively. While there are many interventions that have a positive impact on student achievement, one intervention, backed by a strong body of research, has consistently been shown to be the most effective in every grade, from kindergarten through twelfth grade. Studies have consistently shown, in multiple diverse settings, that "high-impact tutoring", also referred to as "high-dosage tutoring", has made significant positive impact on students from all backgrounds, but especially students furthest from opportunity. When such tutoring is implemented, students average more than four months of additional learning in elementary literacy, thereby strengthening vital early reading and writing skills, and almost ten months of additional learning in high school math. Therefore, local education providers should be incentivized to implement high-impact tutoring as one of the interventions schools have access to as they create plans to recover from learning loss or unfinished learning that has taken place because of the pandemic.