Model & Strategy
Vandalia is a school district in rural Illinois. Data was gathered from students attending elementary, middle, and high school in the Vandalia school district to evaluate the effect of COVID on student academic performance. Vandalia is a participating school district in the Illinois State GEAR UP grant.
Vela applied projection models to assess how loss of class time during COVID 19 impacted students' testing achievement
Projection models using past academic performance were developed to forecast a student’s anticipated academic achievement that would have occurred in the absence of COVID-19. These projections were then compared to realized scores during the pandemic to estimate the learning impact COVID-19.