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ERIC Number: EJ1272544
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020-Nov
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-189X
Projecting the Potential Impact of COVID-19 School Closures on Academic Achievement
Kuhfeld, Megan; Soland, James; Tarasawa, Beth; Johnson, Angela; Ruzek, Erik; Liu, Jing
Educational Researcher, v49 n8 p549-565 Nov 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic upended the 2019-2020 school year, education systems scrambled to meet the needs of students and families with little available data on how school closures may impact learning. In this study, we produced a series of projections of COVID-19-related learning loss based on (a) estimates from absenteeism literature and (b) analyses of summer learning patterns of 5 million students. Under our projections, returning students are expected to start fall 2020 with approximately 63 to 68% of the learning gains in reading and 37 to 50% of the learning gains in mathematics relative to a typical school year. However, we project that losing ground during the school closures was not universal, with the top third of students potentially making gains in reading.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Grade 3; Primary Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Grade 5; Middle Schools; Grade 6; Grade 7; Junior High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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