Reading and math scores fell between 2012 and 2020, especially for 13-year-olds, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), which released is 2020 assessment of long-term trends today.
High performing students did as well as ever, but low-performing students slid farther behind, reports Kevin Mahnken on The 74.
Students were tested before the pandemic lockdowns. Tests in 2022 are expected to show the effect of disrupted education.
Scores for nine-year-olds held steady, except for girls, who did significantly worse in math than in 2012.
“It’s really a matter for national concern, this high