8th Grade History, Civics Scores Drop Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Average U.S. history and civics test scores have dropped among eighth graders since before the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress.
The 2022 findings from the NAEP—dubbed “The Nation’s Report Card”—were released on May 3, revealing a five-point drop in U.S. history scores and a two-point drop—the first ever—in civics scores since 2018.
The civics scores were on par with those recorded in 1998, when they were first included in the assessment. The U.S. history scores, however, marked a nine-point plunge since 2014 and were also one point lower than those first recorded in 1994….

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