Seasonal learning patterns & summer loss
Students don’t learn only during the school year, and academic growth trajectories can change as students move from kindergarten through high school. Academic growth patterns across time—both in school and during the summer—can differ for various groups of students, and those patterns can influence academic achievement gaps. Our research advances understanding of seasonal learning patterns, summer loss, and school and non-school contributions to student growth.
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
This study provides a series of projections of COVID-19-related learning loss based on estimates from absenteeism literature and analyses of summer learning patterns of 5 million students.
Research video news brief: Projecting the potential impact of COVID-19 school closures on academic achievement
In this AERA video brief, Megan Kuhfeld shares major findings and implications of preliminary projections of the potential impact of COVID-19-related school closures in spring 2020 on student learning, published this month in Educational Researcher.
In this Stanford Center for Education Policy Analysis seminar, Megan Kuhfeld discusses projections of COVID-19-related learning loss and its potential effect on test scores in the 2020-21 school year and outlines on-going work to measure student learning between the 2019-20 and 2020-21 school years.
By: Megan Kuhfeld
This study examined math and reading academic achievement and growth in grades 2 to 8 for Hispanic participants and nonparticipants of a Spanish-English dual language program.
By: Angela Johnson
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)