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University Finds COVID Lockdowns Resulted in Lower Grades

University Finds COVID Lockdowns Resulted in Lower Grades

“The study’s findings were consistent with other data trends surrounding the pandemic isolation.”

This is just shocking news. Who could have predicted such a thing?

Campus Reform reports:

REPORT: COVID-19 lockdown resulted in lower grades, campus initiative finds

A Missouri University of Science and Technology advising program collected data suggesting that the COVID-19 lockdowns and remote learning caused a decline in students’ grades and mental health, according to a new report.

Associate Teaching Professor Jossalyn Larson and Assistant Teaching Professor Elizabeth Roberson developed the program in response to widespread academic problems on campus.

“[S]tudents weren’t ready for business as usual because they were dealing with all of the effects of being isolated for that year,” Larson told Santa Barbara News-Press

Both scholars work in the English and Technical Communication department.

The study also found that students’ mental health has suffered. Approximately 25% of program participants cited mental health problems as a reason for lackluster grades.

The study’s findings were consistent with other data trends surrounding the pandemic isolation.

A 2021 Pennsylvania State University study analyzed 43,098 clients seeking mental health services.

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The faculty at my institution were encouraged to “give grace” for almost two years. Between that and the cheating, I’d be surprised if this finding holds at most institutions.

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