New York — The North Carolina Education Corps (NCEC) will partner with Littera Education to support and improve reading outcomes for thousands of North Carolina students who need to get back on track after more than two years of learning interruptions.
Launched as a joint project of the North Carolina State Board of Education and the Office of the Governor as a response to the pandemic, NCEC now works with state-level agencies and local school districts as an independent 501(c)(3) not-for-profit to recruit, train and support part-time literacy tutors. This year, Corps members will deliver high-impact tutoring to K-3 students in over 30 districts and charter organizations throughout North Carolina.
The partnership with Littera will give NCEC unmatched ability to track and assess the instruction. Littera’s Academic Support Platform simplifies scheduling and matching tutors with students; it also enables easy data aggregation, including what skills students covered and the length of sessions. A new mobile app allows tutors to instantly log feedback and session data from their phones, giving program coordinators continuous feedback as they support over 500 Corps members serving students across the state.
“Littera’s platform and tutor app are going to enable us and our district partners to ensure that tutoring is delivered on the right skills and in sufficient dosage to have the biggest impact for students,” said NCEC Executive Director John-Paul Smith. “Continuous feedback from tutors will inform our ongoing tutor training and development efforts.”
Littera’s mission is to enable organizations like NCEC and school districts to execute high-impact tutoring aligned to a district’s core instructional model. Founder and Chief Executive Officer Justin Serrano, a veteran of educational technology development, envisioned the platform to make research-proven, high-dosage tutoring affordable and available to all children who need it — not just for those who could afford to buy it outside of school.
“Littera’s purpose is to make high-impact tutoring available to students who need it most,” Serrano said. “NCEC is tackling the difficult human capital side of the equation, while we bring a modern technology solution to simplify and support their efforts to scale and measure program outcomes.”
About the North Carolina Education Corps
The North Carolina State Board of Education and the Office of the Governor, in partnership with former state superintendent Mike Ward and local school districts, launched NCEC to accelerate learning recovery. NCEC now operates as an independent nonprofit organizations. Additional support comes from the North Carolina General Assembly, Mebane Foundation, C.D. Spangler Foundation, SECU Foundation and the Goodnight Educational Foundation. For more information, visit https://nceducationcorps.org/.
Littera Education is transforming academic support by enabling districts to make high-quality, cost-effective tutoring accessible to all students, including those who need it most. The Littera platform ensures that tutoring is a seamless extension of a school district’s in-class instruction, curriculum and assessments. Through Littera, academic support is in reach of everyone. For more information, visit litteraeducation.com.