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 guest blog on the National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment’s CenterLine, the authors share their perspective on how states, districts, and schools should consider using assessment to support instruction when school begins again in the fall.
By: Patrick Meyer, G. Gage Kingsbury
This study examines academic skills at kindergarten entry from 2010 and 2017 using data from over 2 million kindergarten students.
The abrupt switch to remote learning wiped out academic gains for many students in America, and widened racial and economic gaps. Catching up in the fall won’t be easy.
The New York Times (2020, June 5)
This study leveraged a racially/ethnically diverse sample of third and fourth grade students and teachers in a large, urban district to investigate whether stable student and teacher characteristics (e.g., sex) and observed quality of classroom interactions influenced change in students’ perceptions of interactions with their teacher.
By: Catherine Corbin, Erik Ruzek, Jason Downer, Amy Lowenstein, Joshua Brown
In this Brookings Brown Center Chalkboard blog, James Soland shares new research projections on potential impacts of COVID-19 school closures on student achievement, how wide the range in achievement might be between high and low-performing students, and what this may mean for educators.
English Learners (ELs) lag behind their peers in postsecondary attainment. New research reports findings from the first three years of an intervention that offers Early College opportunities in high schools serving large EL populations.
By: Angela Johnson, Diana Mercado-Garcia
This CPRE Research Minutes podcast explores findings from polls by The Education Trust on parents’ perceptions and concerns about their children’s learning during the COVID-19 crisis, projections by NWEA researchers on potential academic impacts of these unprecedented school closures, and potential strategies to mitigate learning loss and improve equity.
Consortium for Policy Research in Education Knowledge Hub Research Minutes podcast