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New 2023 Pandemic Recovery Data, with Charter Performance Coming Soon

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Earlier this week, the State Board of Education heard a presentation from a new report measuring pandemic learning recovery. Data are being analyzed as part of a multi-year project with SAS Institute. Dr. Jeni Corn, the director of research and evaluation at the Department of Public Instruction, and Dr. John White, a vice president at SAS, presented the data.

According to the new report, data reflect three specific time periods and show:

  • Pre-pandemic trends (2013-2019)
  • Pandemic impact
  • Distance to full recovery

Key findings from the new report:

  • Performance on the Grade 3 Reading EOG (End of Grade test) and English II EOC (End of Course test) is now above the recovery threshold.
  • Students have made gains in Grades 3-5 Reading and Math as well as in Grade 5 Science.
  • There was an “unexpected” drop in Grade 8 Science.
  • Math continues to be more problematic than reading for learning recovery.
  • Compared to performance before the pandemic, there is “considerably more variation among schools,” according to Dr. Corn.

DPI will release “charters-only” and school-level data on January 22. OLR will hold charters-only sessions and will be in every region of the state in the coming weeks.

Source: “2023 Statewide Year-Over-Year Trends in Achievement: Before, During, and After the Pandemic,” Presentation to the State Board of Education, January 3, 2024.

Source: “2023 Statewide Year-Over-Year Trends in Achievement: Before, During, and After the Pandemic.”  

View the presentation to SBE or the report to the General Assembly. Read the press release from DPI or articles from WUNC and WFAE.