State Plans for Accelerating Student Learning: A Preliminary Analysis   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Document: "One year after the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic forced state and school leaders across the nation and around the world to immediately close school buildings, the lasting impact on students is increasingly evident: Months of online learning and limited in-person interaction with educators, coaches and mentors have led to gaps in learning, and unknown emotional impacts on millions of K12 students and educators. [...] Council of Chief State School Officers [hyperlink] (CCSSO) and National Governors Association [hyperlink] (NGA) analyzed emerging state efforts to accelerate student learning this summer and during the 2021-22 school year. We reviewed available state plans, websites, media reports and gubernatorial State of the State addresses for most states. Because each state is at different stages in their planning, in many cases, the documents reviewed were initial drafts, plan outlines (with specifics still being developed) or the first in a series of resources being developed. 'This memo provides an overview of notable strategies and trends that were identified through this analysis, and is organized around four major steps, which serve as the framing for this memo.' Along with describing the activities states are taking as part of each step, this memo includes a range of state examples and links to related resources."

National Governors' Association; Council of Chief State School Officers
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