National teen test scores slip for the first time — and it's not due to Covid

National teen test scores slip for the first time — and it's not due to Covid

National teen test scores slip for the first time — and it's not due to Covid The students who struggle the most with the exam have fallen further behind, a worrisome result that suggests learning loss exacerbated by the pandemic could be catastrophic. The nation’s 13-year-olds are less proficient in math and reading than they were almost a decade ago, according to data collected just before the start of the pandemic and released Thursday. It's the first time these scores — gathered as part of the National Assessment of Educational Progress’s long-term trend study — have dropped in either subject in the 50-year history of the test. And it revealed a concerning pattern: The students who struggle the most with the exam have fallen further behind, a worrisome result that …
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