Date of Award

Spring 4-17-2023

Document Type

Education 590 Project

Degree Name

Master of Education



Department Chair or Program Director

Reynolds, Patricia

First Advisor

Coffman, Teresa

Major or Concentration



The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has affected the education system drastically and created many challenges for families as well as schools. When schools moved to online and virtual learning, many students began to fall behind in their education and the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) became harder for schools to meet. The following research explored the effects the pandemic caused in schools and how far behind students are today with their education and socialization. The results of this research will share ways to help today’s students catch up in their education so that they can reach their full potential.