Learning during COVID-19: Initial findings on students’ reading and math achievement and growth
In our report, Learning during COVID-19: Initial findings on students’ reading and math achievement and growth, we examine how school shutdowns impacted student achievement at the start of the 2020-21 school year. Using data from schools all over the country, we’ve built these visualizations to explore three key questions:
- How have students performed this fall compared to a typical school year?
- How has student growth changed since school buildings closed in March 2020?
- How does observed student achievement in fall 2020 compare to NWEA’s projections?
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
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.
Mentions: Beth Tarasawa
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.
Mentions: Megan Kuhfeld
A significant number of elementary and middle school-aged children are showing signs of falling behind in math amid the coronavirus pandemic, which has forced many children to complete this year’s coursework online, according to new research.
Mentions: Megan Kuhfeld
Topics: COVID-19 and schools