The Academic Outcomes of English Learners Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic

From the report: "While the COVID-19 pandemic had adverse effects on all students’ learning, English Learners (EL) faced heightened challenges due to access to virtual learning, lack of digitally adaptable teaching strategies most useful for developing English language skills, and familial language and digital literacy barriers that hampered family-school district engagement. In this report, K. Jurée Caper and Camila Morales use student-level achievement data to investigate the learning impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the EL student population. We compare EL students’ actual individual test scores in math and reading with predictions of their scores had the pandemic never occurred to observe the learning impact of the pandemic."

Georgia Policy Labs
Capers, K. J. & Morales, C.
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April 2024