Students’ math and reading scores during COVID-19 pandemic have seen biggest drop in decades: Education Department
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US students’ reading and math scores have fallen sharply during the coronavirus pandemic.
The plummeting test results were released by the Department of Education on Thursday, showing dramatic losses across the board for students in the United States.
“In 2022, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) conducted a special administration of the NAEP Long-Term Trends (LTT) reading and math assessments for 9-year-old students to examine the results students during the COVID-19 pandemic,” the Ministry of Education said. reported.
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“Average scores for 9-year-olds in 2022 fell 5 points in reading and 7 points in math compared to 2020. This is the biggest drop in average score in reading since 1990 and the first ever drop in math score.
The disastrous test scores were seen in previously established percentiles, but already underperforming students were hit the hardest.
“In 2022, reading and math scores for students at the five selected percentile levels declined compared to 2020. more efficient compared to 2020.”
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