The Pandemic’s Toll: National Test Scores Show Progress Slowed, Gaps Widened

Chalkbeat Colorado | Matt Barnum 

“Younger students saw some of the biggest declines, as did students attending high-poverty schools. That means the pandemic widened pre-pandemic test score gaps by race and economic status.”

According to new national data, the pandemic that has disrupted schooling also slowed progress in math and reading for millions of U.S. students. The results may turn out to be the clearest national accounting of the academic losses of the last school year, with the most unfortunate declines seen in Black, Latino, and low-income students.

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