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"We have first-grades who can't sing the alphabet song:" Pandemic continues to push young readers off track, new data shows

February 16, 2022
Mid-year data shows that the so-called "COVID cohort" of students in kindergarten, first grade, and second grade are making progress--but they haven't caught up to where students in those grade levels were performing before schools shut down in March 2020. High-dosage tutoring programs like Education Analytics' Future Forward are one of the most promising approaches for addressing literacy gaps in early elementary school.
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NBC Bay Area

CA schools got $26 billion for COVID-19, How did your district spend it?

October 3, 2021
In an effort to tackle the education crisis triggered by the pandemic, the federal government distributed billions to schools throughout the country, including in California. The NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit talks to teachers and school staff who have seen very little of that money go to address students’ learning needs in the classroom. An Education Analytics study published by Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE) highlights the academic impact of the pandemic on students in the state.
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Science News Explores

Kids lost more than learning when COVID closed their schools

August 31, 2021
Academic learning losses from the pandemic were more severe for children from Black and Hispanic communities and other traditionally underserved groups, according to an Education Analytics study. Studies show that families of color were also more likely to have a student in virtual school than White families, and mental health challenges have become even more acute during the pandemic, showing the pandemic has taken a hefty academic and emotional toll on students.
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KPCC 89.3FM

Back-to-school: Virtual education has left many students with gaps in their learning. How can schools meet them where they are?

August 12, 2021
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s been clear that not all students have been impacted by the switch to online learning in the same ways. The greatest impacts have fallen on young children, as well as English language learners and low-income students. Joining us to discuss is Libby Pier, director of impact at Education Analytics, and Magaly Lavadenz, executive director of the Center for Equity for English Learners.
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Science News

What kids lost when COVID-19 upended school

August 10, 2021
A year and a half of pandemic has left many children struggling academically and emotionally. This fall, many kids are heading to their new classrooms toting traumas, worries and gaps in their learning. A recent study from Education Analytics highlights the impact of the pandemic on students' academic growth.
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EdSource

The road to recovery: What last year's data can tell us about next year's plans

July 15, 2021
An op-ed from Education Analytics' Libby Pier discusses results from interim assessments administered in the 2020-21 school year, and how those results show clear evidence that interrupted instructional opportunities in Spring 2020 are negatively impacting students' ability to learn and grow, especially for students of color and students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.
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