Poll: 16% of MA parents would consider holding child back amid the pandemic

Fewer than six of out 10 Massachusetts parents say their child has learned enough during the coronavirus pandemic to stay on track and advance to the next grade level in the fall, according to a new poll released.

About one of out six Bay State parents – or 16% – say they would consider holding their child back a grade, according to a Pioneer Institute poll on how K-12 education has functioned during the COVID-19 pandemic.

More than a quarter – 26% – say they’re unsure whether their child’s learning was adequate enough to stay on track. The remaining 58% of parents responded that they think their children have learned enough to advance to the next grade.

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