Texas STAAR results show decline in reading and math scores

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Dallas (1080 KRLD) - Math and reading test scores suffered because of the pandemic, and remote learning appears to be the reason.

The Texas Education Agency released the STAAR academic test results today. Madison Yandell, with Texas 2036 says the biggest impact came in districts where more kids were learning virtually.

"The ability to engage on a one-on-one student level, when you're just trying to ensure that they're in class versus really being able to monitor their achievement throughout the year, teachers were doing the best they could," said Yandell.

When compared to 2019, there was a 16% increase in students who didn't hit their grade standards in math and a 4% increase in students not hitting reading proficiency marks.

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