+White Papers

Reports and white papers showcase how our digital curriculum helps students learn so they can thrive in school and beyond.


The Challenge

Students who start below grade level in 8th grade have just a 1 in 4 chance of catching up by 12th grade. Eighth graders who score significantly below grade level have just a 1 in 10 chance of catching up in reading and a 1 in 30 chance of catching up in math.

Struggling students face considerable and diverse barriers to success. Students struggle with grade-level instruction for a wide range of reasons, but particularly because they are below-proficient readers, English language learners, and/or students with learning gaps.

This Special Report examines the challenges of supporting struggling students and key takeaways to help students find grade-level success.