Struggling students in California have fallen further behind during the pandemic – San Bernardino Sun, according to state report

According to newly released state data, California’s public school students have struggled with online learning during the 2020-21 school year, with students who have been lagging behind.

Absenteeism also increased in 2020-21 and graduation rates fell slightly, the state reported Friday, Jan.

The California Department of Education has released data looking at how the state’s students perform on standardized tests, as well as graduation, absenteeism and student discipline rates. Here’s a first look at how students did during a school year dramatically disrupted by ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The status panel showed that less than half – 49.01% – of students in third through eighth and eleventh grades were tested to meet or exceed California’s standards for English Language Arts and more than a third – 33.76% – Do the same for math.

“The path ahead of us is clear – we must continue to focus our energies and resources on supporting our students, families and educators so that they not only recover from impacts of COVID-19 but also thrive in the coming days,” State Board of Education Chair Linda Darling-Hammond was quoted as saying in a Department of Education bulletin announcing the data release.

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  • In Los Angeles County, 48.02% of students met or exceeded the state ELA standard, and 30.98% met or exceeded the standard for math.
  • In Orange County, 60.98% of students met or exceeded the ELA standard, and 42.9% met or exceeded the math standard.
  • In Riverside County, 39% of students met or exceeded the ELA standard, and 20.65% met or exceeded the math standard.
  • And in San Bernardino County, 42.41% of students met or exceeded the ELA standard, and 22.8% met or exceeded the math standard.

According to the education department, the achievement gap for Black and Hispanic or Latino students has also increased.

There are no tests for the 2019-20 school year, as the pandemic has disrupted testing, which usually takes place in the spring. However, in the 2018-19 school year, 51.1% of California students met or exceeded the ELA standard, and 39.73% met or exceeded the math standard. Pandemic is over 5 years of continuous improvement in statewide test scores.

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