Research-Backed Strategies to Address Student Learning Loss

Following a chaotic spring semester and extended school closures brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, many students will require additional academic support as instruction resumes this fall.

A new policy brief, coauthored by the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research’s Elaine Allensworth and the Annenberg Institute’s Nate Schwartz, offers some research-backed strategies for schools attempting to address student learning loss in the months ahead.

Allensworth discusses the brief, the potential scope of learning loss, and a number of interventions and supports proven to accelerate learning for struggling students.