Learning Loss Prevention
Stride K12-powered students beat the "COVID slide"
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. In the past few years, we've discovered just how critical continuous learning is for our students in preventing learning loss and steering clear of the "COVID slide."
At Stride K12-powered schools, it was learning as usual, avoiding interruptions in education and paving the way for learning loss prevention. While conventional brick-and-mortar schools struggled to keep up with the learning needs of students through closures, Stride K12-powered schools continued online learning.
How do you mitigate learning loss?
One of the most crucial factors in preventing learning loss is consistency. Whether you're concerned about the summer gap, COVID slide, or other learning loss that may occur, consistency is key to mitigating that loss.
Benefits of K–12 Online School for Learning Loss
Schooling continues through quarantines
No gaps in learning
No struggle with staffing shortages
Less stress and anxiety for students and staff
No need to wear masks at home
Lowered risk of illness transmission
Higher attendance rates
Student Gains Through COVID
Far from the national trends of learning loss in math and reading, Stride K12-powered students made gains in crucial academic areas.
Stride K12-powered students see more gains than national averages—as many as 27 percentage points in math and 12 percentage points in reading in NWEA standardized testing.
Stride K12-powered students outpace 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 Stride K12-powered schools and curriculum.
find Stride K12 course materials more effective than other online school options.
find Stride K12-powered teachers more competent operating in an online classroom than other online school options.
of Stride K12-powered K–8 parents were satisfied with their teacher(s) as compared with 81% of K–7 brick and mortar parents.4
expressed overall satisfaction with Stride K12-powered online schools (weighted average)5 as compared with 86% of preK–12 brick-and-mortar.
are likely to recommend a Stride K12-powered school to others (weighted average).5
Prevent learning loss; enroll in online school
How do I get started?
I’m ready to find a school.
Accredited online schools powered by Stride K12 are available in many U.S. states. Select your state for a list of the options in your area.
I’m ready to enroll.
If you're ready to enroll, simply create a Parent Portal account or log in to your existing account to begin the enrollment process.
Attendance and Learning Loss
Stride 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 rates 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 building 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 we address learning loss?
Through various full-time, part-time, and supplemental schooling options, Stride K12-powered schools are taking learning loss head-on. Students may attend full-time online classes to avoid the risk of 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 choose to continue supplementing their student's conventional or homeschool education with our engaging online classes.
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About the Survey
Northwest Evaluation Association's (NWEA) Measure of Academic Progress (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.
1Goldstein, 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.
2Based on Fall 2020 High School Parent Satisfaction Survey.
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.