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National test scores show student gains from in-person learning in all but a critical group: new and pre-readers

March 24, 2022

The Maryland State Board of Education was briefed Tuesday on standardized test scores that have been trickling out since December. Numbers from the Maryland Comprehensive Assessment taken this fall show, unsurprisingly, that children lost ground across the board during the virtual learning days of the pandemic. Just 15% of public school students in grades 3-8 were found proficient in math — compared with 33% in 2019, when the test was last taken. And 31% were proficient in English Language Arts, compared with 44% two years ago.

Article Source: Baltimore Sun

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