Pandemic learning loss evident based on state Department of Education report
CT Insider, Adam Hushin, March 26, 2022
The state Department of Education released its Condition of Education in Connecticut report for the 2020-21, which revealed that while graduation rates continue to rise, evidence was found of learning loss caused by the pandemic.
The chronic absenteeism rate increased by 55 percent, from 12.2 percent in 2019-20 to 19.0 percent in 2020-21. School enrollment continued to decline, but by a faster rate in the 2020-21 school year.
Enrollment declined by 14,750 students, just under three percent, from the prior year.