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State to unveil new math program to combat low scores

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

Delaware will announce a new statewide math plan in December to counter COVID learning loss and boost the state’s horrific test scores, which are among the worst in the nation. The state has been working on the plan since January but is not yet prepared to release details because the plan hasn’t been finalized. Underscoring the need for help, especially …

Delaware's Department of Education published the state's 2022 test scores Tuesday.

State education test scores dismal, described as ‘crisis’ 

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

Delaware’s 2022 test scores were released Tuesday, and they aren’t pretty.  Just 30% of Delaware students in grades three to eight met grade level math requirements, while 42% earned a proficient score in English language arts.  These scores come from the state-administered Smarter Balanced Assessment, an end-of-the-year summative test that measures the abilities of students in grades three through eight …

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Seaford test scores improve with focus on science of reading

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

  While students at Blades Elementary get the traditional reminders to continue reading during the upcoming spring break, their reminders have a twist. About 35% of the 400 students in that Seaford School District school come from homes in which English is not the first language spoken. So Blades recommends the entire family read as a way to improve literacy …