Anticipated Date of Graduation

Summer 2022

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Mathematical Sciences


Mathematical Sciences

First Advisor

Douglas Darbro


COVID-19 caught the world by surprise in the fall of 2019. By spring of 2020, most (if not all) schools were in a virtual setting. It was a major and quick (almost overnight) change with little to no plan of action. This paper aims to analyze the impact of the COIVD-19 virus on students' performance of their mathematics state test. Students’ pre-COVID (spring of 2019) mathematics state test scores were compared to their post-COVID (spring of 2021) mathematics state test scores. When analyzing potential predictors, gender wasn’t found to play a significant role in students’ test scores, but socioeconomic status did. Unsurprisingly, COVID-19 negatively impacted students’ mathematics state test scores.

Included in

Mathematics Commons