Local impact of pandemic on state test scores
Area schools follow statewide trend of lower standardized test scores as superintendents point to several causes
Last updated 2/25/2022 at 9:41am
DAVENPORT-Students' standardized test scores dropped statewide in English/language arts (ELA) and math assessments between 2019 and 2021 tests, and local schools were no different.
Students were given standardized tests in Fall 2021 for the first time since Spring 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Local scores in ELA decreased 14.6% in Davenport, 13.8% in Reardan and 7.6% in Harrington.
Drops were mostly more drastic in math scores, decreasing 18.1% in Davenport, 17.7% in Reardan and 7% in Harrington.
However, area superintendents pointed to several likely factors that influenced a dec...