Learning to Learn® is the most effective student retention program in higher education.
• 90% graduation rate for first-generation students at 4-year colleges
• 70% three-year graduate rate for community college students
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Learning to Learn® : Bridging the Achievement Gap in Urban Schools

Learning to Learn® is a research-based system of learning strategies with strong, lasting impacts on achievement across the curriculum.

In-Classroom Teacher Training
LTL coaches provide teachers with ongoing training and support.

Active-Learning Classrooms
LTL strategies involve inquiry-based learning activities.

In LTL classrooms,
• The teacher is a facilitator, not a lecturer.
• Students apply research-based learning strategies to master new skills and information.
Strong Results Within Three Months

Within 3 months, 70% of previously-struggling 6th-8th graders will make the following gains:

• Achieve gains of 6-24 months in reading comprehension
• Write well-constructed paragraphs with 80% correct grammatical usage

Perform math tasks meeting Common Core Curriculum standards with 100% accuracy, and correctly explain their math in words (e.g., Eighth graders will understand the relation between ordered pairs of numbers and accurately graph linear equations.)

Achieve C or better on classroom tests in history and science; attain at least 30% higher scores than comparable non-LTL students on district- wide tests in these subject-matter areas

Concrete Products & Formative Evaluation
Every LTL activity produces a visible student product. This allows for ongoing formative evaluation of students' skill usage.

Behavior Management
Teachers are trained in effective classroom management practices that are reinforced through consistently-applied school-wide policies and Parental Involvement activities.