2021 Pennsylvania State of Education 2021 Pennsylvania State of Education report - Page 16

We are all COVID , all the time . We need to be responsible during this pandemic , but we need to realize the peripheral damage as well . All of our tested grade levels showed deficits . I expect these to continue and grow when measured next year .

- Survey respondent

Pandemic presents numerous instructional challenges

Closing school buildings and adapting to a completely new way of providing instruction was a tremendous challenge for administrators and teachers . The most difficult to overcome were the reduction in face-to-face instructional time and adapting curriculum to virtual instruction .
Instructional challenges during the pandemic
36.1 %
29.9 % 28 . 5 %
24.0 % 23.6 % 20.8 %
12.5 %
6.3 % 5.6 %
4.2 % 3.5 %
Reduced in-person instructional time
Adapting curriculum to virtual instruction
Lack of internet / Wi-Fi / other technology
Assessing student progress
Connecting students to needed supports
Delivering synchronous instruction
Recording attendance and participation
Teacher time and training needs
Identifying students for additional help
Parental / Student engagement
Other
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