Catholic school students largely spared learning loss felt by public schools

Data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress indicate that students who attended Catholic schools were largely spared from the national decline in reading and math proficiency.

Colloquially known as the Nation’s Report Card, the report found that student scores in math and reading for fourth and eighth graders declined significantly nationwide since the last edition of the report was released in 2019.


NATION’S REPORT CARD SHOWS LARGEST-EVER DROP IN MATH SCORES

The decline was widely expected after COVID-19 pandemic response policies resulted in prolonged school closures and students were forced to attend classes virtually. The largest decline occurred in eighth grade math scores, which fell by 8 points nationwide.

But among the few bright spots in the report was a limited decline for students attending Catholic schools,
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