The COVID-19 pandemic changed schools forever when it arrived in Delaware in February 2020. It brought about wide-scale virtual learning, vast new volumes of health and safety protocols, and exposed some of the most persistent challenges in our education system. As such, data from the past year are less available than they’ve been in previous years. The U.S. Department of Education granted waivers for standardized testing in all states in spring 2020, leaving student assessment data particularly scant. Rodel will dive deeper into COVID’s impact on school data in the years to come.