The Education Recovery Scorecard provides the first opportunity to compare learning loss at the district level across the country, providing opportunities to further understand how time remote, federal dollars expenditure, and other factors impacted students during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

A collaboration of:


Project Leaders

Change In Average Math Scores

This map only represents the states that have publicly reported their 2022 assessment data.

Change In Average Reading Scores

This map only represents the states that have publicly reported their 2022 assessment data.

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Project leader Thomas Kane speaks with Dr. Tequilla Brownie about the key findings in the Education Recovery Scorecard.

In the News

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  • The74

From unfinished learning to missing students and lost earnings, these charts help explain the pandemic’s long-term impact

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  • ed post

According to national research, 92% of ALL parents, regardless of race, income or geography, believe their child is reading and doing math at or above grade level…even after the pandemic.

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  • The Washington Post

American students have experienced a historic decline in academic achievement. The only possible response — the only rational response — is a historic collective investment in children and young adults.

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  • Axios

The latest test scores underscore the dire need for academic recovery for students — and schools are racing against the clock to combat the daunting task.

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  • The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The recent release of national scores showing drops in math and reading sparked criticisms of how long school districts remained virtual during the pandemic. Are those criticisms fair?

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  • The Boston Globe

With higher-poverty districts showing the most lost learning, the pandemic’s effects, if not remedied.

Contact Us

For more information or an answer to a specific question regarding the data, please submit your questions through the form to Lindsay Blauvelt at the Center for Education Policy Research.