The Education Week Spotlight on Beating the ‘COVID Slide’ is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on how schools are addressing academic erosion, how teachers are measuring English-learners’ learning loss, and how teachers are staying connected to students amid school closures.
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Teaching Instruction During COVID-19: Less Learning Time Drives Fears of Academic Erosion
Schools struggled to balance the tension between high expectations and the need for flexibility, a challenge that will likely continue next school year.
School & District Management Lost Learning Time Compounds Over Summers. Students Are Taking an Extra Hit Right Now
More than half of students consistently experience summer learning loss throughout their primary grades, finds a national study, with compounding summer deficits leaching away nearly 40 percent of students' yearly progress.
English-Language Learners How Will Schools Measure English-Learners' 'COVID-Slide' Learning Loss?
Native-language assessments may more fully reflect what English-language learners know and can do academically after months away from school. But not all states offer them.
Assessment Will the 2021 Nation's Report Card Be Another Coronavirus Casualty?
The congressionally mandated tests dubbed the "Nation's Report Card," have measured the progress of U.S. students in reading and math for five decades, come fire, flood, and budget cuts. But the combination of a global pandemic and nationwide economic instability could throw off the 2021 National Assessment of Educational Progress.
School & District Management How Schools Will Overcome the 'Coronavirus Slide:' Ideas From 5 Superintendents
With many school buildings closed for the rest of the academic year—and more to follow—district leaders turn their attention to making up for what may be deep learning losses.
Classroom Technology Opinion English-Language Learners Need More Support During Remote Learning
These four evidence-based suggestions can help educators offset learning loss for young English learners, write Leslie M. Babinski, Steven J. Amendum, Steven E. Knotek, and Marta Sánchez.
School Climate & Safety Opinion How to Contend with Pandemic Learning Loss
Some methods for catch-up are in place, but teachers will need to prepare for what students missed or forgot, write Heather C. Hill and Susanna Loeb.