The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Students and Educational Systems
The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) recently issued a report providing guidance on the future of education research at the National Center for Education Research and the National Center for Special Education Research, two centers directed by IES. The report identifies critical problems and issues; details new methods and approaches; and specifies the kinds of research investments needed in the future. In addition to hearing from outside experts and soliciting public input, the committee commissioned Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE) to produce a paper to help synthesize existing evidence in the field and frame recommendations.
The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Students and Educational Systems, Critical Actions for Recovery, and the Role of Research in the Years Ahead (completed September 2021 and published May 2022) presents a summary of early findings on the impact of the pandemic and offers recommendations for how research can be leveraged to address differential impacts, advance equity, and drive system improvement.