Minnesota kids' reading, math scores dive post pandemic: State data
Minnesota students haven't bounced back from pandemic-induced learning losses, new state data suggests.
Driving the news: Statewide test results released yesterday show that just half of Minnesota students met or exceeded proficiency standards for reading (51%) and math (45%).
- In both areas, the scores remain significantly below 2019 levels.
Why it matters: This data underscores concerns about the toll the pandemic — including COVID-19 closures and remote instruction — had on students.
What's next: More than 300 schools across the state will get additional state support based on their test scores and other metrics, per the Department of Education.
Of note: The state says 7% of students didn't participate in the annual tests. Prior to the pandemic, the typical opt-out rate was closer to 3%, the Star Tribune notes.
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