Minnesota test scores down since pandemic; MDE pledges to do more
Photo courtesy of Shakopee Public Schools.
Fewer than half of Minnesota students are proficient in math and 51% are proficient in reading, according to newly released results of standardized test scores.
The portion proficient in math decreased from 55% to 45% since the the last pre-pandemic round of tests.
Minnesota children proficient in reading decreased from 59% to 51%.
Just 41% of Minnesota students are proficient in science, down from 51% in 2019.
Seven percent of students didn’t take the tests, down from 20% in 2021. The tests weren’t given in 2020.
Minnesota’s racial gaps in education — for years among the nation’s worst — continued. Nearly 60% of white students were proficient in reading, compared to 31% of Black and Hispanic students, according to the Star Tribune.
The state Deparment of Education announced that 371 public schools — including 15 entire school districts — have been identified for varying levels of extra support through Minnesota’s “North Star accountability system.”
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