‘Scorecard’ of 4,000 Schools Shows Rural Districts Fared Better in Math, Worse in Reading Than Urban, Suburban Peers

Compared to urban and suburban systems, rural school districts endured the smallest academic setbacks in math during COVID. However, simultaneously the largest losses in reading according to new data. The test compiled scores from roughly 4,000 schools that serve some 12 million students in third through eighth grades across 29 states and the District of Columbia.

This summary originated from a story produced by Asher Lehrer-Small of The 74, a non-profit, independent news organization focused on education in America.