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."


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