In the News | NYT tool lets you compare math test scores across the country

A screenshot of Piedmont Unified School District's math scores over time compared with the national and state average.

The New York Times compiled math test scores for 41 public school districts across the country in an effort to see how students were recovering from pandemic-related learning loss. Published in the Upshot on Feb. 1, the article said that by linking state test results with the results of a federal exam, the National Assessment of Educational Progress, researchers at Harvard and Stanford were able to make comparisons across states. (Read their report HERE.)

The NYT reported on the research in a Jan. 31 article, “Students Are Making a ‘Surprising’ Rebound From Pandemic Closures. But Some May Never Catch Up.”

You can input PUSD and compare it to other districts in the state — and across the country. The blue line below represents PUSD in a comparison with San Marino, Palo Alto, Berkeley, and Oakland:

Read the Feb. 1 NYT article HERE (This article may be behind a paywall if you are not a subscriber.)

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