As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic closes schools across the nation, schools and districts are working hard to meet the needs of 55.1 million students in an unprecedented time. While it is difficult to speculate on what missing months of school may mean for student achievement, research on seasonal learning and summer learning loss can offer some insights.
Join the conversation with, Dr. Beth Tarasawa, Sal Khan, Dr. Jesus Jara, and Kimberly Cockrell to learn more about the implications of the research as well as insights for action to help educators, policymakers, and families address and plan for the impacts of this extended pause in classroom instruction.See More
In this Inside IES Research blog, RAND and NWEA researchers share some early findings from their work under an IES grant to develop strategies for schools and districts to address the impacts of COVID-19 disruptions on student assessment programs. In the blog, they describe some key findings from surveys and interviews on key concerns of districts and schools arising from the lack of assessment data from spring 2020.
By: Jonathan Schweig, Megan Kuhfeld, Andrew McEachin
These visualizations allow you to explore key questions from our report, Learning during COVID-19: Initial findings on students’ reading and math achievement and growth.
In this National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS) Ingram Olkin “Statistics Serving Society” Forum, experts from around the country share statistical and data-analytic challenges they have faced as they have reported on and researched issues around the impact of COVID-19 in U.S. schools. Read more on the forum and presenters on the NISS webpage.
By: Megan Kuhfeld
In this NCEA podcast, Beth Tarasawa joins Kevin Baxter to discuss how we can use historical learning trends as well as real-time data to better understand the status of student performance during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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When does inequality grow? A seasonal analysis of racial/ethnic disparities in learning from kindergarten through eighth grade
In this study, we examine seasonal patterns of racial/ethnic achievement gaps in kindergarten through eighth grade using a national sample of over 2.5 million students.
By: Megan Kuhfeld, Dennis Condron, Doug Downey
In this Brown Center Chalkboard (Brookings Institution) blog, NWEA researchers share findings from new research that sheds light on the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on student learning.
On this EdNext podcast, Megan Kuhfeld discusses new research examining how student reading and math achievement and growth have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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