Four Yale Department of Psychiatry faculty and affiliates will conduct a study on behalf of the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) to examine the effects of remote learning on K-12 students during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study is being conducted in partnership with the University of Connecticut as part of the Connecticut COVID-19 Education Research Collaborative (CCERC).
Michael Strambler, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry; Joy Kaufman, PhD, professor of psychiatry; Joanna Meyer, MAT, assistant director of child wellbeing and education research at The Consultation Center; and Amy Griffin, MA, director of health evaluation initiatives at The Consultation Center, will conduct the study in partnership with Stephen Ross, PhD, professor of economics at the University of Connecticut and Michael Young, PhD, associate professor of educational psychology at the University of Connecticut’s Neag School of Education.
Connecticut lawmakers are requiring the state education department to conduct a comprehensive audit of the remote learning provided by local and regional boards of education due to the pandemic during the 2019-20 and 2020-21 school years.
The evaluation will document the learning formats (remote, hybrid) that were provided to students; describe the implementation of these learning formats and efforts to support them; analyze student access to key supports such as mental health and nutrition; and analyze key outcomes, including student performance, student absenteeism, and student physical and emotional outcomes.