Public network: only 3% of students have received tutoring

Public network: only 3% of students have received tutoring

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According to a Quebec study, only 3% of students in the public network have received tutoring services, while this is the flagship measure of the Legault government to counter academic delays linked to the pandemic .

However, these results contradict the figures of the Ministry of Education, which shows a much higher proportion. & nbsp;

The team led by the Professor Claire Beaudry surveyed the parents of 157 students in June 2021 to find out what support services their child had received during the last school year. & nbsp;

These students were spread across the province, constituting a “representative” sample for this type of study, says Beaudry. Among them, 33% had special educational needs, including intervention plans. & Nbsp;

However, only 3% had access to tutoring services in their public school, while 5 % used private support services. & nbsp;

Among the comments received, parents deplore that their child has not received services despite a significant drop in their academic performance, says Ms. Beaudry. & Nbsp; & nbsp;

“The idea is excellent, but the measures in place have not made it possible to reach all the families who needed it, ”she says. & nbsp;

Same story with the Jasmin Roy Sophie Desmarais Foundation, which collaborated in the realization of this study. & nbsp;

“A student who goes from an average of 90% to 65%, he is also weakened even if he is not in failure. This youngster needs help too, ”says Roy. & Nbsp;

However, these figures contradict official data from the Ministry of Education. According to a survey carried out in the school network in May, 162,657 students – nearly one in five young people – had recourse to tutoring during the year 2020-2021. & Nbsp;

On average , the students received 6 hours of tutoring. & nbsp;

However, the data available does not allow us to know precisely how often the services were offered. These figures may include students who were entitled to only one hour of tutoring, which could explain the significant difference between the school network's figures and the results of this study, underlines Ms. Beaudry. & Nbsp;

However, to be effective, tutoring must be frequent and carried out by the same person, specifies the professor from UQTR. & Nbsp;

In the office of the Minister of Education, Jean-François Roberge, we prefers to read the detailed results of this study before commenting on it. His press officer, Florent Tanlet, recalled that this tutoring program is a first on a Canadian scale. & Nbsp;

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