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Test Scores Say Students Are Failing, but We Are Failing Them

Originally published at National Review

It’s report-card time for students — and for the nation. Bottom line: Education scores are down, gone from low to even lower.

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) — considered the “nation’s report card” — assessed long-term reading and mathematics results for 13-year-old students during the fall of the 2022–23 school year. Nationwide, average scores declined four points in reading and nine points in mathematics compared to the previous 2019–20 assessment.

After months of locking students out of their schools — some for more than a year — our children’s learning loss continued a tragic trend of falling test scores. Over the last decade, student scores fell seven points in reading and 14 points in mathematics. Our children today are learning even less than their peers a decade ago and are even less prepared for high school.

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