Report: Pandemic caused metro Atlanta students to lose academic ground

New research from Georgia State University’s Metro Atlanta Policy Lab for Education (MAPLE) shows on average metro Atlanta students lost ground during the COVID-19 pandemic. The analysis used test data from three Atlanta school districts to determine where students are versus where they would be had the pandemic not happened. The results show the average slowdown in achievement growth ranged from zero to seven months of learning for eighth-grade math and 7.5 months for seventh-grade reading.

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