Reading, math scores dropped sharply during pandemic, data shows
WASHINGTON (AP) — The math and reading scores of 9-year-old American children dropped dramatically in the first two years of the pandemic, according to a new federal study — offering a first look at the extent of the setbacks. learning inflicted on children’s country.
Reading scores saw their biggest drop in 30 years, while math scores saw their first drop in the history of the testing regime behind the study, according to the National Center for Education Statistics, an arm of the department. American education.