Around the world, school closures due to COVID-19 have prompted governments, teachers and parents to quickly adapt and implement distance learning plans to ensure that students continue to engage in learning. This World Bank blog explores the current learning assessment challenges and priorities during COVID-19 and how various forms of formative assessment can support learning during school closures.

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About the authors

Julia Liberman, Operations Officer and an Education Technology Fellow in the Education Global Practice

Victoria Levin, World Bank Senior Economist

Diego Luna-Bazaldua, World Bank Education Specialist