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Elementary Scores Down In Salt Lake During Online Schooling

Student scores in Salt Lake City elementary schools are down while youngsters attend school online during the coronavirus pandemic. The Salt Lake Tribune reports the percentage of students scoring below grade level in one or more subjects is up from 23% in 2019 to 32% this year. The newspaper arrived at those figures after getting first trimester grades through a records request. Students scored lowest for reading and writing, where around 40% of elementary kids are now scoring below standard. Student proficiency fell the most in science. Sixth graders scored worst as a group.