How Are Students Performing in the Wake of COVID-19?

Following months of turbulence and widespread school closures in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, how did students fare academically this fall?

NWEA researchers examined the test scores of more than four million students in the fall of 2020, finding cause for both optimism and continued concern as we move forward in 2021.

Megan Kuhfeld, senior research scientist with NWEA, joins CPRE Knowledge Hub managing editor Keith Heumiller to discuss what her team learned – and didn’t learn – from the data, and the prospect of student assessment in the post-COVID era.