In terms of education, there is no evidence kids nationwide are making progress and some evidence they are backsliding. Test scores in reading and math in Wisconsin and nationwide had gone down a few notches in recent years, even before the pandemic hit. That was underscored by results released Wednesday from the National Assessment of Educational Progress on math and reading abilities of 12th graders nationwide. Based on 2019 results – before COVID-19 — math success was flat and reading was down a bit. In short, reading and math abilities remain a big (and likely growing) worry.