American students of color are falling behind during the pandemic

Students in the US fell behind their historical scores on formative assessments during the 2019–20 school year. The learning loss was especially acute in schools that predominantly serve students of color, and it was greater in each subsequent grade.

Amount students learned in the 2019–20 school year, comparing schools with >50% students of color to those with >50% white students

To read the article, see “COVID-19 and learning loss—disparities grow and students need help,” December 8, 2020.