Student Achievement Gap due to COVID Pandemic

Viviana Aguilera, Miguel Solis, Fernanda Nolasco, and Dr. Ivona Grzegorczyk


We are analyzing data collected during the COVID-19 pandemic and the related student achievement gaps. Our research includes questions such as “how does COVID-19 impact students?”, “why are some students falling behind?”, and “how is student success compared online vs in person?” We also study teachers’ challenges on how they maintain control in a virtual setting and their creativity with their lessons. We address how the pandemic had a large impact on systemic inequalities and lower income households. We compare statistics of achievement before, during, and after COVID-19 protocols to see how it has affected students’ learning. We examine data on the support students received during the pandemic that include academic, behavioral, social-emotional, and physical support. We assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on school budgets and programs. Lastly, we analyze the data collected on how schools plan to address the adverse impacts of COVID-19 and their plan to rebuild and move forward.


  1. Congratulations Viviana, Fernanda and Miguel!

    Great information collection, the graphs were very interesting, I wish they were a bit larger. Very relevant for our school system.

  2. I like this presentation. Everything I’ve read I have witness among the students I worked with. Pandemic has affect students way of learning.

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