The latest standardized test scores for Wisconsin public school students are better than they’ve been in years, but they’re still not good, and they’re still not to where kids were before the coronavirus.
The Department of Public Instruction released the test scores yesterday. Just 39 percent of kids are at grade level in English, and not quite 38 percent are grade level in math. Those numbers are up compared to the past few years, but are not to where kids were before the coronavirus. Education advocates say the tests show that 60 percent of kids in Wisconsin still cannot read or write at grade level. DPI says test scores are just one window into the success of the state’s public schools.