Pandemic Causes Steep Drop in Reading and Math Scores in State Schools

The state education department says reading and math scores for students in New York State fell substantially during the pandemic.

Slightly less than 40-percent of students in grades three-through-eight passed math assessments last spring.

English scores were just a bit better, with just under 50-percent of students passing.

Meantime, federal officials say math scores for students in grades four-through-eight, in New York and most states, fell at record rates during the pandemic and there was also a substantial drop in reading.

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