GAO report looks at teachers’ efforts to mitigate pandemic learning loss

During the 2020-21 school year, about 60 percent of K-12 teachers in a virtual environment “had students who had more difficulty understanding lessons than in a typical year, compared to 37 percent of teachers in an in-person environment,” according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

Here are other key findings in the GAO’s report, which was released May 10:

  • 85 percent of in-person teachers said live instruction, fully or partially in-person, helped students
  • Fewer than 40 percent of all teachers thought asynchronous learning, in which students work independently, helped the majority of their students

To view the full report, click here.