ECRA is amongst the first firms nationally to release scientific evidence quantifying learning rates over the 15 month pandemic period that began in the Winter of 2020 and culminated in the Spring of 2021.
ECRA Group CEO, John Gatta, was interviewed by WGN America’s NewsNation regarding the impact of COVID-19 on student learning.
Leveraging predictive models to measure learning loss and growth recovery during COVID-19 school closures
Measuring learning loss requires that we recognize that student growth is personal in the sense that every individual student’s learning trajectory leading up to the pandemic was different.
Documenting learning loss is important as the effects of school closures on learning loss are likely differential and asymmetric, resulting in large losses for some students, and negligible or negative losses for other students.