Study: Up to 29,000 Metro Atlanta Students Falling Behind Due to Shift to Online Classes

A study released by two organizations states about 21,000 less students in English language arts and about 29,000 fewer in math are on track for grade-level proficiency than prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, when schools shifted to online classes.

In a June 16 news release, redefinED Atlanta and Learn4Life announced the release of a new study, “Quantifying the Impact of School Closures on Metro Atlanta Student Proficiency.” The report covers eight school districts: Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton and Gwinnett counties and the cities of Atlanta, Decatur and Marietta.

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