Research brief

The COVID-19 slide: What summer learning loss can tell us about the potential impact of school closures on student academic achievement

April 2020

By: Megan Kuhfeld, Beth Tarasawa


COVID-19 school closures will likely impact student academic achievement. Research on summer learning loss can offer insights to help educators, policy makers, and families understand, plan for, and address some potential impacts of this extended pause when students return to school.

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