The Education Exchange: Students Learn Less When They Are Not At School In Person Full-Time, New Study Shows

Losses are biggest in math, according to test scores in 12 states

Photo of Emily OsterAn an economics professor at Brown University, Emily Oster, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss Oster’s latest research, which finds that pass rates on standardized tests declined in district schools during the Covid-19 pandemic, and that those rates were lower in schools with less in-person instruction.

Oster’s paper, “Pandemic Schooling Mode and Student Test Scores: Evidence from US States,” co-written with Clare Halloran, Rebecca Jack and James C. Okun, is available now.

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