Supporting Students While Learning at Home: Individual Student Data and the COVID-19 Crisis

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Supporting Students While Learning at Home: Individual Student Data and the COVID-19 Crisis

School closures resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic have left educators and families with the responsibility of rapidly learning how to support students while they are at home. This fundamental shift in the way most students receive instruction makes it critical for educators and families to be able to use data to meet students where they are and tailor instruction to their needs. This brief highlights short- and long-term actions education leaders must take to prioritize access to individual student data and empower those closest to students to use it to inform instruction and meet learners where they are.