Academic Recovery after Covid

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92% of school leaders concerned about academic recovery, NCES survey says

Although experts suggested a shift away from state summative assessments post-pandemic, about two-thirds of schools backed the use of state-mandated testing.

Published April 16, 2024

Years after school buildings reopened following COVID-19 closures, an overwhelming majority of public school leaders (92%) are concerned to some extent about their students meeting academic standards, according to data from the National Center for Education Statistics. Out of those, 25% said they are moderately concerned, and 16% said they are extremely concerned. 

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