During the pandemic, there was no question that many students had significant challenges when it came to learning. Schools closed, and students were forced into new territories with online learning and homeschooling. Months later, children returned to the classrooms; however, many were falling behind and have yet to properly catch up. According to the 2022 National Center for Education Statistics, (NCES), report card, Black and Brown students exhibit the highest pandemic-related educational decline.
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Per to Parents.com, the report card, was formally known as The National Assessment of Educational Progress. The report card is a congressionally-mandated program overseen by the NCES within the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences. Typically, the report card is done every two years; however, this is the first report card released in three years.
According to the results of the NCES report card, the pandemic had a devastating impact on math and reading. The data in the report card revealed a 13-point score decrease in math among Black students compared to the 5-point decline among white students. Nationally, the gap widened even further between Black and white students from 25 points in 2020 to 33 points in 2022....