Khoaching with Khan Academy: Leveraging Computer Assisted Learning, Teachers, and Parents to Facilitate Personalized Learning at Scale
Over the last three decades, countries around the world, including the US and Canada, have experienced a widening gap in school performance between families from high- and low-socioeconomic status (SES) backgrounds (Chmielewski, 2019). The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has greatly exacerbated this trend. To help reduce learning loss, we propose implementing and testing a computer assisted learning (CAL) program that helps simulate a personalized tutoring experience at schools serving students who are most at risk of learning loss. Building on our pilot study, the Khoaching with Khan Academy (KWK) program helps assist teachers to use Khan Academy (KA) effectively in their classrooms, offering support and guidance for improving mastery in Grades 4-9 mathematics. We provide coaching (Khoaching) to teachers to introduce regular customizable assignments, monitor and manage progress, and encourage parents and students. The study will examine the program’s impact on math achievement and teacher satisfaction for elementary and secondary school classrooms.