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The Scholar Responds: Macke Raymond on "Summer Slide" and the Learning Losses from Covid-19

An Endless Summer: How COVID Has Reversed Academic Achievement

Hoover Institution distinguished research fellow Macke Raymond answers the most frequently asked questions from her video "An Endless Summer: How COVID Has Reversed Academic Achievement."
  1.  (0:38) How do you measure learning loss?
  2.  (2:44) Do you have a best guess as to how much learning loss will have occurred by next fall for the average student? What will the distribution of learning loss look like?
  3.  (4:36) What would new approaches to classroom-based instruction look like? Who is preventing new approaches from being adopted?
  4.  (7:02) Estimates of learning loss come from standardized tests, but many people are skeptical of their ability to accurately measure learning gains. Are there other kinds of assessments that are helpful?
  5. (10:33) How long do you think it will take to get education and academic achievement back on track once schools safely re-open?
  6. (12:14) The news is full of stories of districts that are facing challenges getting schools up and running. What are the options for families in those situations?