Statewide RICAS performance drops from 2019 to 2021; leaders cite COVID disruptions to learning

PROVIDENCE – Results of the 2021 Rhode Island Comprehensive Assessment System standardized tests released Thursday by the R.I. Department of Education show that the statewide overall proficiency rate dropped from 2019. Both state elected officials and education leaders cited learning disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is the reason why test scores decreased. The RICAS,…

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