Texas Students’ Standardized Test Scores Dropped Dramatically During The Pandemic, Especially In Math

The drop was more significant in districts that had most of their instruction online, compared to districts with more in-person classes.

Two elementary-age boys study while wearing maskes and headphones.
The STAAR test was optional last year due to the pandemic, but 87% of students still participated.

Percent of Texas students meeting grade-level expectations

The percentage of 3rd through 8th grade students meeting grade-level expectations dropped in both the reading and math categories, according to the results from the 2021 STAAR standardized tests. The tests were not administered in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Source: Texas Education Agency
Darla Cameron
Source: Texas Education Agency