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National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
Education Assessment Report
October 24, 2022
Reading and mathematics scores decline during COVID-19 pandemic
In 2022, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) conducted a special administration of the NAEP long-term trend (LTT) reading and mathematics assessments for age 9 students to examine student achievement during the COVID-19 pandemic. Average scores for age 9 students in 2022 declined 5 points in reading compared to 2020. This is the largest average score decline in reading since 1990.
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