Research Shows Youngest Kids Need Help Amidst Signs of Improvement

“Researchers saw promising signs of a slow-moving rebound in student achievement this fall, more than a year after a dire spring where performance “bottomed out.”

As U.S. students in August and September began their fourth school year under the shroud of COVID-19, researchers from NWEA, the nonprofit behind the widely used MAP Growth assessment, took an early look at their achievement. The data suggest that gaps between pre- and post-pandemic performance have been slowly shrinking…”

This summary originated from a story produced by Greg Toppo of The 74, a non-profit, independent news organization focused on education in America.