This toolkit provides school leaders with relevant information and data around ESSER expenditures and student outcomes.
Research on Education Strategies to
Advance Recovery and Turnaround
North Carolina School Extension Programs
This brief examines the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on educator attrition and mobility in North Carolina and highlights a sharp increase in movement between Fall 2020 and Fall 2022.
In for a Dollar: A Descriptive Look at How North Carolina Traditional School Districts Have Planned and Used COVID-19 Emergency Funding
In this brief, an analysis is conducted on the patterns of allocation, spending, and intended investments of money provided to school districts in North Carolina by the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds.
Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Student Attendance, Grades, Grade Retention, and Suspensions in North Carolina
This brief provides updated statewide data on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on North Carolina student outcomes in the 2021-2022 school year.
In School, Engaged, On-track? The Effect of the Pandemic on Student Attendance, Course Grades, and Grade Retention in North Carolina
This report details the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on test scores, absences, course grades, and grade retention as well as how pandemic effects are distributed across students.
This journal article from the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) investigates the role of remote and hybrid instruction in widening gaps in achievement by race and school poverty.
This journal article from the American Educational Research Association examines how student reading and math achievement at the beginning of the school year has changed across the course of the COVID-19 pandemic thus far.
Learning during COVID-19: An update on student achievement and growth at the start of the 2021-22 school year
This brief from the Center for School and Student Progress discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected student reading and math outcomes based on NWEA’s ongoing research.
This report from the Education Policy Initiative at Carolina (EPIC) examines the impacts of school extension programs in the summer or during the school year on student re-engagement and academic performance following COVID-19.
Report to the North Carolina General Assembly: An Impact Analysis of Student Learning During the COVID-19 Pandemic
This report from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction focuses on an Impact Analysis that assesses student performance and lost instructional time by comparing students’ pre-pandemic expected performance with their post-pandemic actual performance in the 2020-21 school year.