Missouri Plans to Release K-12 Standardized Test Scores in October; Math Scores Expected to Decline in Younger Grade Levels

Missouri expects to release standardized test scores in October for the state’s K-12 public school students. Due to the pandemic disrupting in-seat learning, many education leaders across the country have warned that they anticipate declining test scores. During a House Budget Committee hearing Wednesday, state Education Commissioner, Dr. Margie Vandeven (van-DEE-ven), says she expects lower math scores among the younger grade levels.

Vandeven says the state has tracked data to know which schools educated students in-person versus hybrid or remote learning – and to see if there were regional impacts as well as modes of instruction that made a difference. Last December, the Missouri Board of Education voted to avoid using 2021 test results for state and federal accountability.