Date Approved


Graduate Degree Type


Degree Name

Education-School Counseling (M.Ed.)

Degree Program

Education Leadership & Counseling

First Advisor

Catherine Meyer-Looze

Academic Year



Research has shown that the online learning implemented during the COVID-19-related school closures had impacts on academic outcomes among secondary students. As schools operate in proximity to this event, it is crucial to investigate and understand those academic outcomes. Research suggests that mathematics and reading/language courses displayed negative academic outcomes for the period of online learning. Through this investigation, stress was observed to have played a major role during this period for secondary students and may have also contributed to the academic outcomes observed. This project seeks to raise awareness of possible student educational needs by shining light on the academic outcomes of online learning during the pandemic. Through this, educators can begin to appropriately implement strategies to meet possible gaps in knowledge and ensure student success back in the physical classroom.