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Using data from 3.3 million students nationwide, the all-new report shows you:

  • The pandemic’s full-year impact on students’ reading and math performance
  • How students’ actual growth compares to pre-pandemic baselines
  • Performance by student group
  • Steps for accelerating learning this fall

How Kids Are Performing

Tracking the Impact of COVID-19 on Reading and Mathematics Achievement

State-level trends

To estimate the pandemic’s impact on student learning, we drew on a sample of 3.3 million students in grades 1–8 from all 50 states plus DC who took Star Early Literacy, Star Reading, or Star Math assessments in Fall of the 2019-2020 school year and Fall and Spring of the 2020-2021 school year.

Below, state-level summaries are provided for two of the metrics included in the report. Summaries are based on the students who took the spring Star Assessments and are not necessarily representative of the state population.

Subjects

State

  • Alabama
    AL
  • Alaska
    AK
  • Arizona
    AZ
  • Arkansas
    AR
  • California
    CA
  • Colorado
    CO
  • Connecticut
    CT
  • Delaware
    DE
  • District of Columbia
    DC
  • Florida
    FL
  • Georgia
    GA
  • Hawaii
    HI
  • Idaho
    ID
  • Illinois
    IL
  • Indiana
    IN
  • Iowa
    IA
  • Kansas
    KS
  • Kentucky
    KY
  • Louisiana
    LA
  • Maine
    ME
  • Maryland
    MD
  • Massachusetts
    MA
  • Michigan
    MI
  • Minnesota
    MN
  • Mississippi
    MS
  • Missouri
    MO
  • Montana
    MT
  • Nebraska
    NE
  • Nevada
    NV
  • New Hampshire
    NH
  • New Jersey
    NJ
  • New Mexico
    NM
  • New York
    NY
  • North Carolina
    NC
  • North Dakota
    ND
  • Ohio
    OH
  • Oklahoma
    OK
  • Oregon
    OR
  • Pennsylvania
    PA
  • Rhode Island
    RI
  • South Carolina
    SC
  • South Dakota
    SD
  • Tennessee
    TN
  • Texas
    TX
  • Utah
    UT
  • Vermont
    VT
  • Virginia
    VA
  • Washington
    WA
  • West Virginia
    WV
  • Wisconsin
    WI
  • Wyoming
    WY
Wisconsin

Data for this time period is unavailable for Wisconsin.

MTSS Risk Categories for

Spring versus Fall comparison of distribution of students by Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) risk categories for (grades ), 2020–2021 school year

MTSS Risk Categories
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From Fall to Spring, the percentage of students at or above benchmark ---.

Spring 2021
Fall 2020-3

Sample size: --- students

Nationwide
---

From Fall to Spring, the percentage of students at or above benchmark ---.

Fall 2020
Spring 2021

Sample size: --- students

Urgent intervention
Intervention
On watch
At/above benchmark

Student Growth Percentile for

Median Fall to Spring Student Growth Percentile (SGP) levels for (grades ), 2020-2021 school year

Wisconsin

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50

Typical Pre-Covid Growth

Nationwide

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Notes

1.

This presentation summarizes selected How Kids Are Performing analyses by state and subject using Star assessment data through May 2021. Refer to the national report for details on methods, samples, and limitations. Data used for the Spring Edition of How Kids are Performing is a subsample of the data used in the Fall Edition. As a result, current Fall 2020 results may differ from those previously reported.

2.

For more information about the Star Assessments, start here.

3.

Not all states have been included in this presentation due to small sample sizes. We excluded states if there were fewer than 10 schools and/or fewer than 2,500 students per subject. Please also note that the state-level results presented here may not be representative of any state’s student population.

4.

Percentages may not total 100 due to rounding.

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