Reading, Math Scores Fall Sharply During Pandemic, Data Show

Reading scores saw their largest decrease in 30 years, while math scores had their first decrease in the history of the testing regimen behind the study.

Desks are spaced apart ahead of planned in-person learning at an elementary school on March 19, 2021, at Philadelphia.

Desks are spaced apart ahead of planned in-person learning at an elementary school on March 19, 2021, at Philadelphia. AP/Matt Rourke, file

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