Washington, D.C. (September 1, 2022) – Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) Chief Executive Officer Carissa Moffat Miller released the following statement about the NAEP Long-Term Trend Age 9 Reading & Mathematics results released today.
“These results demonstrate what we all knew: the pandemic would have significant impacts on student achievement. Though expected, state education leaders are no less concerned about drops in assessment scores, including the results released today. We are particularly focused on the widening gaps between the highest- and lowest-performing students. Not all students were able to learn at the same level during school building closures, and states are leveraging federal pandemic relief funds to invest in tutoring and other learning acceleration efforts to support students in closing these gaps. Through those additional supports, we already see promising signs that students are recovering. State education leaders are staunchly committed to helping all students recover from the disruption caused by the pandemic.”
The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) is a nonpartisan, nationwide, nonprofit organization of public officials who head departments of elementary and secondary education in the states, the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense Education Activity, Bureau of Indian Education, and five U.S. extra-state jurisdictions. CCSSO provides leadership, advocacy, and technical assistance on major educational issues. The Council seeks member consensus on major educational issues and expresses their views to civic and professional organizations, federal agencies, Congress, and the public.
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