The COVID-19 pandemic has redoubled attention to the challenges families face in making sure their children are fully prepared and supported in their journey through school. This first of three Quality Counts 2021 installments provides grades and scores for the nation and each state on a range of factors setting students up for success in school and later life, based mostly on federal data from 2019. To provide a more real-time perspective, the EdWeek Research Center offers an original analysis of U.S. Census Bureau surveys from fall 2020 on how families with children in school are coping with stresses from the coronavirus pandemic.
- Student Achievement From Our Research Center Sources and Notes: How We Graded the States (Quality Counts 2021)Additional details about how the EdWeek Research Center determines the grades given to states and the nation in the 2021 Quality Counts report.Student Achievement From Our Research Center Where Families Are Feeling Pandemic Impacts the WorstRecent Census data show families nationwide suffering job loss, food insecurity, and a lack of technology crucial for remote education.Student Achievement From Our Research Center Are Today's Students Set Up for Success? Nation Earns B-Minus in Latest EdWeek IndexThe grade represents steady progress on a range of academic and socioeconomic factors, but the pandemic’s full impact has yet to be felt.States From Our Research Center State Grades on Chance for Success: 2021 Map and RankingsExamine the grades and scores for states and the nation on the socioeconomic and other indicators in the Chance-for-Success Index.