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Student Achievement Reports

Learning Recovery 2023: 10 Educator Insights in 10 Charts

October 2023

Drawing upon the results of a nationally representative online survey conducted in July 2023, this report examines educators’ perceptions and insights about efforts to help students recover from the academic disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

The report’s 10 charts highlight key findings that illustrate the multifaceted approaches that educators are using to address pandemic-related unfinished learning or learning loss. These strategies include efforts to leverage federal and state COVID relief funding to purchase resources for accelerated learning interventions and tutoring, increase emphasis on small group work for students in class, and provide resources for more or different social-emotional learning.

Analyses featured in the report shed light on important questions about the degree to which strategies differ based on socioeconomic conditions or where districts are located. Findings also capture educator sentiments regarding the challenges that had a major impact on their districts’ and schools’ ability to address unfinished learning over the past two years, as well as the approaches they have found to be most effective to combat learning loss.

Despite the challenges that have been thrown their way in recent years, the survey results reveal that most educators are confident that students in their districts or schools will be able to make it to where they need to be by the end of the 2023-24 school year.