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4 realizations that will help schools close learning gaps

October 25, 2021

Via: K-12 Dive

As students returned to school this fall, educators grappled with the reality of a disrupted year and its lingering effect on learning. A study from consulting firm McKinsey & Company estimated that K-12 students were an average of five months behind in mathematics and four months behind in reading at the end of last academic year, with vulnerable students experiencing even wider deficits.

“COVID has exacerbated the situation across the board for students,” said Christa Ehmann, vice president of Smarthinking, Pearson’s online tutoring platform. “With such a significant impact on academic achievement, we are seeing a very strong focus on how to catch up learners and improve outcomes for all students.”

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