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National Study: Students Are Falling Behind In Math During Pandemic

In this Feb. 1, 2012, photo, a student works with a computer and a calculator during a pilot math class at Reynoldsburg High School in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. More than four in 10 Ohio high school graduates get to college needing at least one remedial reading, science or math course. The makeup work is something they must complete, and pay for, before they begin earning credit toward their degree. Reynoldsburg High School offers a computer-based pilot course that's helping kids bridge the gap. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

It looks like math may be taking the biggest hit for students in 3rd through 8th grades since the pandemic started.

A new study combed through data from 4 million students and found elementary and middle school students have fallen measurably behind in math, while most appear to be progressing ok in reading. Coronavirus forced schools across the country to abruptly close in March and move online.

How do you think your child’s learning is going? Are your kids still in school virtually or a mix of in-person and online?


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