50 million kids can’t attend school. What happens to them?
The New York Times (2020, April 16)
The learning setbacks that schoolchildren commonly experience over a summer vacation can easily wipe out one or two months of academic growth. The learning losses that are likely to result from more than 50 million children in the United States being shut out of school for weeks or months because of the coronavirus pandemic could well be catastrophic by comparison.See More
The Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework, formative assessment strategies, student data, and individualized or small-group instruction can help educators provide quality instruction for students with in distance learning.
By: Elizabeth Barker
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
New research predicts steep COVID learning losses will widen already dramatic achievement gaps within classrooms
New research conducted by the nonprofit assessment organization NWEA predicts that teachers are likely to see an even broader array of achievement gaps when schools reopen.
Many questions remain as experts weigh options for getting children back into the classroom.
The New York Times (2020, June 6)
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 examines academic skills at kindergarten entry from 2010 and 2017 using data from over 2 million kindergarten students.
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.