Oklahoma student test scores down at end of pandemic year
October 1, 2021
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma school students scored lower on standardized tests in 2021 following a year of disruptions due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Education.
The department reported 22.1% scored proficient in math, 24.8% in English language arts and 29.7% in science. The last testing, in 2019, found 31.9% proficient in math, 33.4% in English language arts and 34.5% in science.
"The effects of the pandemic will be seen and felt for years to come," said State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister. "There is no quick fix."