Strategies for Supporting Student Learning Needs during the COVID Pandemic in Maine and Other States
Publication Name: Maine Education Policy Research Institute
This report is part of an on-going series of research studies conducted by the Maine Education Policy Research Institute (MEPRI), commissioned by the Maine State Legislature, to understand how PK-12 schools are supporting students and teachers during the challenging time of a pandemic where normal instructional practices have been disrupted. Previous studies explored remote instruction for special education students in Maine during the pandemic (Lech & Johnson, 2021a) and the delivery of therapeutic services to students through remote or “telehealth” modalities both before and during the pandemic (Lech & Johnson, 2021b). As part of a larger study conducted by MEPRI this year, we describe strategies to support teachers’ instructional efforts and mental health in a separate report (Fairman et al., 2022), and strategies to support student learning in this report. This study seeks to identify and describe practices that emerged in Maine and elsewhere in the US during the pandemic to support PK-12 students’ learning needs (including academic, social-emotional and mental health needs) through the remote, online or hybrid modalities during this challenging period in education.
This study was jointly funded by the Maine State Legislature, and the University of Maine System.
Lech, P.L., Fairman, J.C., McCormick, M.R., & Buxton, M.P. (April 2022). Strategies for Supporting Student Learning Needs during the COVID Pandemic in Maine and Other States. Maine Education Policy Research Institute. https://mepri.maine.edu/files/2022/04/MEPRI-Rpt-on-Strategies-Supporting-Students-042522.pdf