Test Results Show the Pandemic Erased Two Decades of Progress in Math and Reading

From a New York Times story by Sarah Mervosh headlined “The Pandemic Erased Two Decades of Progress in Math and Reading”:

National test results released on Thursday showed in stark terms the pandemic’s devastating effects on American schoolchildren, with the performance of 9-year-olds in math and reading dropping to the levels from two decades ago.

This year, for the first time since the National Assessment of Educational Progress tests began tracking student achievement in the 1970s, 9-year-olds lost ground in math, and scores in reading fell by the largest margin in more than 30 years.