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Still reeling from the pandemic, Evergreen and Vancouver students struggle with math, science, English in tests

School leaders say new student needs, reality of learning loss greater challenge than previously thought

By Griffin Reilly, Columbian staff writer
Published: October 21, 2023, 6:14am
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Just over two years ago, public schools in Clark County were bracing for impact.

Students returned to the classroom after over a year of remote learning; along with them came reports of serious learning loss and higher rates of behavioral challenges.

The first round of annual state standardized testing after the pandemic revealed a glimpse of what the pandemic had done to the public education system in Washington: test scores in English, math and science each dropped between 10 and 20 percent statewide.

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