Student Achievement Growth During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Spring 2023 Update

From the report: "The COVID-19 pandemic led to school closures throughout Georgia in March 2020 and an unplanned shift to remote learning for the final nine weeks of the spring 2020 semester. In the metro-Atlanta area, school districts began school year (SY) 2020–21 with remote learning and transitioned to in-person learning over the course of the year. By the start of SY 2021–22, all districts in the core metro area offered in-person learning to students in all grade levels, with only a small proportion of students choosing to learn remotely. This is the fourth in a series of reports documenting student achievement trends from before the pandemic to present. Our initial report, issued in May 2021, compared actual student performance in the fall and winter of SY 2020– 21 to projected student performance using data from the fall and winter prior to public school closures in March 2020 (SY 2019–20).1 In our fall 2021 update, we extended the analysis to track student progress through SY 2020–21 and up to the beginning of SY 2021–22.2 In the spring 2022 update, 3 we extended our prior work to determine student progress during the first year of the return to universal in-person instruction (SY 2021–22) and the net impact of the pandemic on student learning through the end of SY 2021–22. In this report, we extend our previous analyses, tracking student progress through SY 2022– 23."

Georgia Policy Labs
Sass, T., & Ali, S. M.
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March 2024