Indiana Department of Education has announced expansion of Indiana Learns, a statewide grant program providing qualifying families with $1,000 to spend on math and English/language arts high-dosage tutoring and approved out-of-school academic programs for their students.
To date, more than 10,000 students are enrolled in Indiana Learns. All five Wayne County public districts have students participating.
Indiana Learns aims to increase access to effective, out-of-school academic support to help students recover from pandemic-related learning disruptions.
Initially open to fourth- and fifth-grade students, students in third through eighth grade who scored below proficiency in math or English/language arts on the 2023 ILEARN are now eligible for grants.
In addition to expanded student eligibility, these program updates have been made:
- Increase in awards for all students with established accounts to $1,000
- Families establishing new accounts will receive $1,000
- Families can re-apply for funds after the initial award has been spent
- School corporations can serve as learning partners, providing tutoring support direct to students, without the match requirement
- Expansion of service opportunity to include tutoring during the school day (e.g. during lunch or any instructional period except reading or math)
- Individual schools within a school corporation can now apply to serve as learning partners
Interested families can visit IndianaLearns.org to check if their student is now eligible.
Families will need to enter a student’s student test number (STN) and date of birth to verify eligibility. Parents can locate their student’s STN on their ILEARN score report or by reaching out to their school’s office. If eligible, families will immediately be able to view available funds and schedule approved services after viewing multiple learning partners that can provide service in their area.
Indiana Learns is continuing to approve applications from families and additional learning math/English partners to serve students in-person, virtually or through a hybrid model.
For more information, call 317-203-9236.
A version of this article appeared in the August 16 2023 print edition of the Western Wayne News.