The unprecedented school closures caused by the Covid-19 pandemic in spring 2020 raised many questions about how student learning would be impacted in the short and long term. NWEA, a not-for-profit research and assessment provider formerly known as the Northwest Evaluation Association, took an initial look at those impacts on student achievement and growth in a new study released today. Our study examined three questions:
- How did students perform in fall 2020 in math and reading compared to fall 2019?
- How has student academic growth changed since schools physically closed in March 2020?
- How did fall 2020 achievement compare