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New federal data reveals that 9-year-olds’ reading and math scores have declined during  pandemic. 

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The study describe the largest average score decline in reading since 1990.

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As per the National Center for Education Statistics  first ever score decline in mathematics.

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No group of students was leftover from a decline in performance by the pandemic and remote schooling.

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The big impression is that there are no increases in performance...

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...in either of the subjects for any student group in this assessment. 

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As per the commissioner of the National Center for Education Statistics...

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...there were only declines or stagnant scores for the nation’s 9-year-olds. 

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It’s clear that COVID-19 shocked American education and stunted the academic growth of this 9-year-olds group. 

The data also confirms the predicted development of the achievement gap – particularly between Black and white students .