State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli cites federalMinistry of Educationfigures pointingnew York StateMath and reading test scores for fourth gradersEpidemicThe impact has been severe, with decline rates more than double that of the other 45 states in the United States. Among them, the performance of Asian students declined the most, and the performance of girls declined more than that of boys.
The “National Assessment of Educational Progress” (NAEP), managed by the Ministry of Education, is the national testing authority, and its test results are known as “national transcripts”. Unlike the state exams established by each state, NAEP conducts assessment exams for grades 4, 8, and 12 every two years. It has also become the only performance indicator that can be directly compared horizontally among the 50 states of the United States.
The latest NAEP data show that between 2019 and 2022, the average NAEP math score for New York State fourth graders will drop 10%, and the national average math score will drop 5%; The decline in marks was 3%. The overall ranking fell to number 46 in the United States, an even further regress from the previous number 40.
The report noted that Asian students in New York State were the group with the most severe decline in performance, with a 14-point drop in math scores; Math scores for white, Hispanic, and African-American students also declined by 8 points, 6 points, and 3 points, respectively.
Meanwhile, female students in New York State are falling behind on math tests at twice the rate of male students; In 2022, only 33% of New York male students and 23% of New York female students could be classified as “proficient” in the math category. ,
According to McKinsey & Company’s Education Data Analysis Division, New York State is the worst-hit and earliest region hit by the pandemic in the United States. During the 49 weeks students took online classes, they learned only 19 weeks of teaching knowledge, which represents 30 weeks of wasted teaching time, twice the national average in lost time. “We believe it may take decades for students in New York State to return to pre-pandemic educational levels.”
“The learning disruption caused by the pandemic has severely affected student performance in New York State.” Di Napoli said students in the lower grades in particular were the most affected. For sustainability, “school districts must act quickly to make the most of the best.” Use of available resources to help students catch up.”
For the full report, please visit → https://www.osc.state.ny.us/reports/nations-report-card-underscores-new-yorks-need-academic-recovery.