Fall 2021

ESRP 9000 Professor

Gina L. Peyton

ESRP 9001 Professor

Gina L. Peyton

Executive Summary

Frangus Elementary School is a title 1 school in Orlando, Florida that is a part of the Orange County Public Schools school district. The school serves over 500 students in grades K-5 in the west learning community of the district. In March of 2020, students at Frangus abruptly switched to a fully remote learning platform in response to the nationwide pandemic caused by the rapid spread of the coronavirus. The purpose of this strategic research project was to analyze the challenges Frangus Elementary School faced as a result of the COVID-19 switch to distance learning and evaluate effective strategies to address student loss of skill post pandemic. After conducting the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats analysis, the final factor that posed the biggest threat to Frangus Elementary was the exacerbated learning loss brought on by COVID-19 and the need to shift from the traditional face-to-face learning format to a fully remote learning platform

The solution chosen to address this problem was the allocation of daily intervention minutes. The strategy selected to carry out this solution was modifying the master schedule with targeted intervention. The purpose of the targeted intervention was to tailor the intervention to the specific needs of the students. The action plan outlined five goals. The goals included disaggregating standardized assessment data, selecting curriculum for intervention to purchase, modifying the master schedule to include intervention minutes, training staff to use curriculum resources and celebrating staff and student’s contributions. The action plan assisted the organization with ensuring that all elements of the plan are carried out and responsible parties are aware of their specific responsibilities. It is recommended that Frangus Elementary School continue to utilize current data to drive instructional decisions to mitigate the learning loss caused by COVID and put interventions in place so the organization is prepared for learning continuum post COVID-19.

Document Type

Strategic Research Project-NSU Access Only

Degree Name

Doctor of Education (EdD)


Abraham S. Fischler College of Education