F's nearly double amid remote learning in Virginia's largest school system
November 30, 2020
Remote learning during the coronavirus pandemic is having a deleterious effect on grades, according to study done on Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS), Virginia’s largest school system.
Comparing data from last year to this year, the percentage of F’s earned by middle and high school students jumped from 6 percent to 11 percent, with middle schoolers showing a 300 percent spike in F’s and their older peers in high school reporting a 50 percent increase.
The grades of students with disabilities, The Washington Post notes in a Tuesday report, were especially affected, with an 111 percent increase in F's, accounting for nearly a fifth of all their grades. Students who speak English as a second language saw their percentage of F’s increase by 106 percent, making up over a third of their earned grades.