Research Topic

Revisiting the Digital Divide: Digital Learning during the Pandemic


  • Subject: Mathematics, Literacy
  • Demographic: Economically Disadvantaged, Black, Latino
  • Grades: K–8
  • Study Year: 2020–2021

Published January 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic affected students in numerous ways, specifically when it comes to digital learning. For example, some students were more likely to engage in online instruction or test in person than others. Learning locations, either in person or remote, also determined whether students used i-Ready and how often they did so. Download the full research to read more about how students’ access to digital instruction was impacted by various factors during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Meet the Author

Logan Rome.

Logan Rome, Ph.D

Senior Research Scientist

Curriculum Associates

Logan Rome is a senior research scientist at Curriculum Associates. He leads a team of researchers focused on linking i-Ready Diagnostic with state summative assessments, studying student engagement on i-Ready Diagnostic, and understanding student usage of i-Ready Personalized Instruction. Logan holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology with a specialization in Educational Statistics and Measurement from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.