During the 2020-2021 academic year, York faculty measured Complete Effectiveness through our Alumni Case Study protocol modified for online instruction and observation. During the 2021-2022 academic year, New York City Department of Education public schools made a very demanding transition back to being fully in person after the months of on-line instruction required by the pandemic. During this time, schools significantly restricted access to their buildings for non-essential personnel. Many schools experienced temporary closures as substantial numbers of students and/or teachers tested positive for COVID.
While York faculty attempted to partner with our graduates who were newly hired in 2021-2022 to complete the Alumni Case Studies, we were unable to negotiate the challenging logistics. Additionally, our conversations with these first-year teachers revealed the profound stress that they were experiencing as their schools tried to combat students’ learning loss from the pandemic. Most schools were requiring teachers to conduct supplemental instruction to help students catch up.
While our alumni expressed a desire to be helpful, they could not fathom adding one more responsibility to their lives. As a result of all of this, we decided to put a pause on the Alumni Case Study process for this one year and do not have measures for this one cohort of completers. We have returned to implementing Case Studies