The Summit School, through the Summit Resource Center, is pleased to announce a series of Community Talks, open to the public and free of charge. These talks will be held virtually and are designed to bring relevant, timely and actionable information to parents and educators. Participants will gain valuable information, have access to experts and highly trained professionals and will take away resources that can be used immediately.
Learning Loss and COVID-19, What You Need to Know
Parents across the country are worried about learning loss and the long-term effects that time away from school due to the coronavirus is having on student progress and achievement.
Stanford University’s Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) released (October 2020) a report on estimated learning losses for students in 19 states. CREDO calculated “COVID slide” in part by using “summer slide” data. Summer slide is the erosion of learning that typically happens from the end of one school year to the beginning of the next. The learning loss estimates were translated into lost days of learning, based on a typical 180-day school year. Across the 19 states, the average estimates of how much students lost in the Spring of 2020 ranged from 57 to 183 days of learning in Reading and from 136 to 232 days of learning in Math. For students who were already behind and struggling to keep up this is an even bigger challenge.
While widespread data is scarce, available information shows the pandemic has had a large and uneven impact on student learning. This Community Talk will focus on understanding the learning loss associated with COVID-19, what resources are available to combat learning loss, how to plot a recovery course and how parents can support their child.