On June 23, 2021 at the Planning and Priorities Committee meeting, the TDSB presented the COVID-19 Pandemic Recovery Plan. An analysis of student learning data from March 2020 to June 2021 informed this plan. The following data was included:
- Student demographics
- Student achievement
- Student and parent perceptions
Sudent and parent perception data can be found in the Student and Parent Winter 2021 Check-in Survey reports.
Key findings include:
- Students report increased high levels of loneliness, worry, and stress and increased low levels of happiness and hopefulness as the pandemic progressed.
- However, students report valuing school and trying their best at extremely high levels (about 90% and above).
- Students in early elementary are tracking behind in reading compared to students prior to the pandemic. This is especially the case with students from low socio-economic status.
- Racialized students, despite the significant challenges that they and their families have faced during the pandemic, are improving at a higher rate than students who have had more success in relation to learning outcomes in the TDSB.
- High preforming secondary school students have maintained high levels of performance throughout the pandemic regardless of life circumstances. This is not the case for students who are middle or low performing, these students have declined steadily in their course averages as the pandemic continued.
Details can be found in the TDSB Pandemic Recovery Plan 2021-22: System Views of Student Learning, March 2020 to June 2021 presentation.