China News Service, September 30. According to the US "World Daily" report, the results of the state test for grades 3 to 8 in New York were announced on the 28th. The overall reading pass rate has increased compared with that before the epidemic, but the math pass rate has dropped sharply to 38%; American students are among the best in both subjects, ranking first among all ethnic groups.

  On the 28th, the Municipal Education Bureau released the results to the public for the first time since 2019; in 2020 and 2021, due to the impact of the epidemic, up to 80% of the students did not take the test, so the relevant results have not been announced.

Statewide standardized tests include reading (ELA) and mathematics. Public school students from grades three to eight are required to take annual exams. The results obtained are federally listed as indicators for evaluating regional education levels, and are classified from ethnicity, gender, Analysis of age, English learners, etc., can be used to hold educational units accountable.

  As a result of 2022, compared with 2019, the last count before the epidemic, the math scores of New York City students have significantly deteriorated, from a pass rate of 46% to 38%.

Among them, Asian students have the highest math pass rate among all ethnic groups, reaching 68%, far exceeding the average; white students have a pass rate of 59%, Hispanic and African-American students are 23% and 21% respectively.

However, compared with 2019, the pass rate of all ethnic groups fell by about 6%, with Hispanics dropping the most, about 10%.

  The reading scores of students across the city have “grown against the trend.” Unlike the decline in reading scores across the United States, the pass rate of New York City public school students increased by 1.6% compared with 2019, from 47.4% to 49%.

However, not all grades showed improvement. For example, the reading pass rate of students in grades 3, 4, and 5 declined, and only students in grades 6, 7, and 8 increased.

Asian-American students still have the highest reading pass rate, at 70%; whites are 67%, Hispanics and African-Americans are 37% and 36%, respectively.

  The Municipal Education Bureau attributed this to the negative impact of remote teaching due to the epidemic, saying that online classes had a greater impact on math scores than reading scores.

"This year's numbers have been complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the city's steady improvement in state test scores has been interrupted, especially for African-American, Hispanic and special education students, exacerbating the learning gap." (Zhang Xin)