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NMPED ready to combat learning loss

  • Madison Schiefelbein
  • November 2, 2020

Nov 1, 2020

A number of studies, the most recent one from Stanford University, attempt to predict student learning loss due to the pandemic. The conclusions are dire, indicating it will take many months, perhaps even a full year, for students to catch up to where they would have been without school closings.

These conclusions are best guesses based largely on what we know about summer learning loss because no new data is available. End-of-year tests that would have set a baseline were canceled nationwide in spring as schools grappled with remote learning. While many schools and districts have administered beginning-of-year assessments, this has been complicated by the nature of remote learning in many places…