Research on Education Strategies to
Advance Recovery and Turnaround
Student Achievement Growth During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Fall 2021 Update
From the report: "Pandemic-induced disruptions to formal education, including family upheaval, school closures, and remote or hybrid learning modes, were widespread in metro Atlanta school districts during the 2020–21 school year (SY) and continued to varying extents into SY 2021–22. Although these disruptions began two years ago, little information has been available to parents, district administrators, and state policymakers to date about how students in the metro Atlanta area are performing academically. Metro-Atlanta districts have adopted different strategies to help students navigate and recover from the pandemic, including small-group tutoring, expanded summer school programs, and additional supports for technology use and student health and wellness. This report continues the Metro Atlanta Policy Lab for Education’s (MAPLE) ongoing research agenda analyzing how the pandemic has affected student achievement in math and reading in metro-Atlanta districts."