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Last Upated: February 17, 2021
As students, parents, and teachers struggle with school reopenings, emergency remote learning, and hybrid models, a big question looms over this pandemic year: what did students not learn this year? Learning loss is real. The chaos in K-12 education over the past year, combined with the psychological and emotional toll wrought by the pandemic, leaves students across the country vulnerable to starting the 2021-2022 school year behind where they need to be.
Parents can use a variety of assessment tools to check in on their children’s education progress.
How can parents assess whether their students are learning at grade level? There are a variety of free online assessments that parents can use to gauge their children’s progress and readiness. In addition, parents can pay for their child to take a nationally norm-referenced assessment test, such as the Stanford Ten (in online form) or the Terranova 2 (in booklet form.)
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