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4 Big Takeaways on the Pandemic’s Mixed Effects on NYC Students’ Test Scores

09.28.2022 | The 74 Million | Isabella Rieke, communications manager for Advocates for Children of New York, said the results underscored the urgency behind New York City moving  to overhaul its reading program. 

“While the overall ELA proficiency rate ticked upward, relative to 2019, the percentage of third graders scoring proficient fell by four percentage points and the rate for fourth graders fell by six percentage points,” she said in a statement. “These students would have been in first and second grades in March 2020—grades when children are mastering the relationships between sounds and letters and building the foundational literacy skills that will shape their future academic trajectory.” Read article