How Did The World’s Highest Performing Education Systems Approach Distance Learning?

Top performing education systems were better positioned for distance learning and responded more dynamically to challenges.

Monica Pfister
by Monica Pfister

Top performing education systems were better positioned for distance learning and responded more dynamically to challenges.

Almost all top-performing education systems transitioned to distance learning this year so students could continue learning during coronavirus-related school closures. In a new paper, NCEE summarizes initial takeaways from their experiences, including why top performers were initially better prepared than the U.S. to implement distance learning quickly, how they increased capacity in real time, and how they responded to key distance learning challenges. The paper also looks toward the future, as jurisdictions worldwide reflect on what they learned during this year’s distance learning experiment and consider the role of online and in-person schooling in the fall and beyond.

Read NCEE’s paper “How Did The World’s Highest Performing Education Systems Approach Distance Learning?