NY To Lower Testing Standards Due To COVID ‘Learning Loss’

  • New York state will lower its threshold for what is considered to be “proficient” on its standardized tests to account for a loss of learning in students from 2019 to 2022, according to reporting by the Daily Caller.
  • The state’s scoring committee will being using data from 2022 as the benchmark for student scoring, despite standardized scores in subjects such as math proficiency dropping by 7.6 points compared to 2019, according to Spectrum News.
  • “Only a quarter of students in the 8th grade, which is the latest grade that we have test scores for, were able to be proficient in math,” said David Bloomfield, professor of education leadership, law, and policy at Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center.
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