What learning loss? K12-powered schools are always open.
Data shows that K12-powered students kept learning and improving and did not experience the learning loss seen across the nation due to quarantines, illness, teacher shortages, safety concerns, or natural disasters.
Learning disruptions didn't stop with the first waves of COVID-19. More than one million of the country's 50 million public school students were affected by district-wide shutdowns in the first week of January 2022. 1 But at K12-powered schools, it was learning as usual. Students continued to make educational gains in courses just as they did through the past two school years, which saw increases in passing and graduation rates.
What does it mean when your K12-powered online school is open consistently?
Learning continues with a world-class, classically rooted curriculum
Teachers remain available
Friends connect online
Everyone has less stress
Everyone stays safe
Parents get to be more involved
Students avoid gaps in their learning
Students meet their graduation goals
Academic Gains Despite COVID
In contrast to the national trends of learning loss in math and reading during the COVID pandemic, NWEA's MAP Growth study shows that K12-powered students made gains in crucial academic areas.
K12-powered students saw more gains than national averages—as many as 27 percentage points in math and 12 percentage points in reading in NWEA standardized testing.
K12-powered students outpaced national averages in all grades for both math and reading.
What Parents Are Saying
From overall school satisfaction to their thoughts about teachers and curriculum, parents are experiencing positive outcomes with Stride K12-powered schools.2
of parents are satisfied with K12-powered schools and curriculum.
find K12 course materials more effective than other online school options.
find K12-powered teachers more competent in operating in an online classroom than other online school options.
of K12-powered K–8 parents were satisfied with their teacher(s) compared to 81% of K–7 brick-and-mortar parents.44
expressed overall satisfaction with K12-powered online schools (weighted average) 5 compared to 86% of preK–12 brick-and-mortar schools.
are likely to recommend a K12-powered school to others (weighted average) 5
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K12-powered students haven't missed a beat when it comes to attendance, preventing summer learning loss and pandemic learning loss. With our online schools, attendance rate show a marked increase. In fact, schools powered by Stride K12 achieved a student attendance rate exceeding 97%.2 Through regular attendance, students remain engaged in their subjects—and keeping students engaged is vital to their academic success.
To keep students making great strides, we offer:
Consistent student engagement through regularly scheduled online classes
Strong onboarding to help students and families adjust to the online learning environment
Ongoing support through active school and national communities
Proactive intervention to help students who fall behind
How do K12-powered schools address learning loss?
Through various full-time, part-time, and supplemental schooling options, K12-powered schools are tackling learning loss head-on. Students may attend full-time online classes to avoid the risk of school shutdowns and associated learning loss, or they can enroll part-time to supplement their learning while their brick-and-mortar school is closed. Many parents also continue supplementing their student's conventional or homeschool education with our engaging online classes
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About the Research
Information provided on this page highlights and summarizes learnings from the Northwest Evaluation Association's (NWEA) Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) Growth assessment. NWEA MAP Growth is an innovative assessment used to measure achievement and growth in K–12 math, reading, language usage, and science. NWEA researchers used MAP Growth assessment results of nearly 4.5 million U.S. students in grades 3–7 when the pandemic began (and who are now in grades 4–8) to observe the performance differences between Winter 2019 and Fall 2020 (subsequently referred to as "during the COVID-19 pandemic") to understand the impact of the pandemic on learning progress.
NWEA is a research-based, not-for-profit organization with 40 years of experience developing preK–12 assessments trusted by educators in more than 9,500 schools, districts, and education agencies in 145 countries.
1 Goldstein, Dana, and Scheiber, Noam. "As More Teachers' Unions Push for Remote Schooling, Parents Worry. So Do Democrats" The New York Times, 8 Jan. 2022. www.nytimes.com/2022/01/08/us/teachers-unions-covid-schools.html. Accessed 30 Jan. 2022.
2 Based on Fall 2020 High School Parent Satisfaction Survey for Stride K12-managed public schools conducted by Stride Market Research Group.
3K–8 and High School Parent Satisfaction surveys for Stride K12-managed public schools conducted by Edge Research, May 2021.
4August 02, Editors of Parents magazine, and 2021. "The Parents Guide to Back to School 2021." Parents, www.parents.com/kids/education/back-to-school/the-parents-guide-to-back-to-school-2021. Accessed 30 Jan. 2022.
5K–8 and High School Parent Satisfaction surveys for Stride K12-managed public schools conducted by Stride Market Research Group, November 2021.