Using assessment data
to close opportunity
gaps in the classroom

Unfinished learning isn’t a new concept in education. When students aren’t attending school, they’re likely to forget some of what they have learned, and each year, educators ask just how much kids may not have retained during the “summer slide.” That’s become an increasingly important question as students and teachers respond to a changed landscape in the classroom.

Schools need to understand individual student learning needs due to lost instructional time and missing summative assessment data. Starting a dialogue early can help. What’s the best way to evaluate students and create plans to put their needs first? Finding the answers requires everyone at the table, considering how data can help schools and students recover past gains.

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