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As expected, both state and nationwide standardized tests scores showed pandemic-related declines this year, with fewer than half of California’s students meeting state standards in English and only a third meeting state standards in math, both significant declines from 2018-19 when the state last required the Smarter Balanced test.
EdSource’s reporting on these key measures provided comprehensive analysis of the data, and also played a key role in pushing California to release the data after the state had previously announced plans to delay its public release.