Researchers: State budget cuts feed declines in test scores, achievement

Dive Brief: New research published Tuesday by Education Next suggests declines in learning outcomes coincide with cuts to state education spending.  A $1,000 reduction in per-pupil spending nixes average test scores in math and reading by 3.9% on average, the authors write, and it widens the score gap between Black and White students by about 6%. […]

Why some colleges aren’t reviewing SAT and ACT scores

This story is part of a series about changes in how colleges use admissions tests. Find the rest here. The coronavirus upended a key element of the college admissions process in a matter of months, shutting down K-12 schools and other sites traditionally used to host...