(IRN) – School districts across Illinois are beginning the school year with many addressing learning loss from the pandemic.
Programs like high-impact tutoring and Jump Start are being used around the state to close the gap caused by remote learning.
During an Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) meeting, Unity Point school superintendent Lori James-Gross said the pandemic affected the younger grades more than others.
Last fall, ISBE reported drops of 17 and 18 percent, respectively, in the number of students achieving grade-level standards in English and math between 2019 and 2021.
Officials said interim assessments will be used to get a sense of where students are today and help guide instruction for those students in the future.