Distance understanding failed pupils in Washington County Public Educational institutions

The quantities will not lie — distance finding out for a lot of college students in Washington County Public Educational institutions was a major setback.

Due to COVID-19, pupils were attended lessons virtually starting in March 2020. By the conclude of the 2020-21 college year, most learners had been back again in school for in-person studying, though learning almost for most of the school year experienced an effects.

Gary Willow, the university system’s affiliate superintendent for curriculum and instruction, offered the Washington County Board of Education and learning a nine-web site report Tuesday evening, on the attendance and academic effectiveness of learners for the duration of the 2020-21 faculty calendar year.

Willow presented attendance knowledge — how a lot of pupils truly participated in length finding out practically when compared to in-person finding out the prior calendar year.

• In the elementary faculties, attendance dropped from 93.8% in the 2019-20 university 12 months to 90.5% in the 2020-21 college calendar year.