More Bakersfield Students Failing Classes Amid Distance Learning, District Data Shows
The Kern County Superintendent of Schools released information Tuesday regarding the decline in students’ academic achievement during the fall 2020 semester.
The aggregate data — which covers the Kern High School District, Bakersfield City School District and the Panama Buena-Vista Union School District — shows a 14% increase in the number of students with failing grades than the previous fall semester.
In the 2019 fall semester, 7% of students received F’s, but in the 2020 fall semester, that number jumped to 18%, the data reveals.
Additionally, certain student groups, including those who are socio-economically disadvantaged, English Language Learners, Students with Disabilities, and students who are both SET and EL, are seeing more of a disadvantage compared to other students.