Student takes test at desk

The pandemic hit female public school students the hardest

Here is my preliminary analysis of state test score changes by subgroup.  Females and American Indian or Alaska Native students had some of the largest proficiency drops among the reported subgroups.  Asian students fared best.

Code Name Subject Grade Type Subgroup Percent Grade-Level Proficient 2019 Percent Grade-Level Proficient 2021 Change Grade-Level Proficient
NC-SEA State ALL ALL ALL Female – American Indian or Alaska Native 47.9 29.2 -18.7
NC-SEA State ALL ALL ALL American Indian or Alaska Native 45.6 28.1 -17.5
NC-SEA State ALL ALL ALL Homeless Students 34.7 18.1 -16.6
NC-SEA State ALL ALL ALL Female – Hispanic/Latino of any race 50.5 34.2 -16.3
NC-SEA State ALL ALL ALL Male – American Indian or Alaska Native 43.3 27.0 -16.3
NC-SEA State ALL ALL ALL Female – Two or more races 61.7 45.6 -16.1
NC-SEA State ALL ALL ALL Female – Black 44.8 28.7 -16.1
NC-SEA State ALL ALL ALL Economically Disadvantaged Student 44.6 28.8 -15.8
NC-SEA State ALL ALL ALL Not Economically Disadvantaged Student 71.4 55.7 -15.7
NC-SEA State ALL ALL ALL Female – Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Isl 57.2 41.9 -15.3
NC-SEA State ALL ALL ALL Female 61.2 46.4 -14.8
NC-SEA State ALL ALL ALL Hispanic 48.7 33.9 -14.8
NC-SEA State ALL ALL ALL Two or more races 59.1 44.5 -14.6
NC-SEA State ALL ALL ALL Black 40.9 26.3 -14.6
NC-SEA State ALL ALL ALL Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 55.3 40.9 -14.4
NC-SEA State ALL ALL ALL Not Students with Disabilities 64.1 49.7 -14.4
NC-SEA State ALL ALL ALL Female – White 73.2 59.6 -13.6
NC-SEA State ALL ALL ALL Male – Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islan 53.5 39.9 -13.6
NC-SEA State ALL ALL ALL Not Homeless Students 59.3 45.7 -13.6
NC-SEA State ALL ALL ALL Male – Hispanic/Latino of any race 47.0 33.5 -13.5
NC-SEA State ALL ALL ALL Not Military-Connected 58.5 45.0 -13.5
NC-SEA State ALL ALL ALL All Students 58.8 45.4 -13.4
NC-SEA State ALL ALL ALL Not Foster Care Students 58.9 45.5 -13.4
NC-SEA State ALL ALL ALL Male – Black 37.1 23.9 -13.2
NC-SEA State ALL ALL ALL Not English Learner Student 61.3 48.1 -13.2
NC-SEA State ALL ALL ALL Male – Two or more races 56.6 43.5 -13.1
NC-SEA State ALL ALL ALL English Learner Student 27.0 14.1 -12.9
NC-SEA State ALL ALL ALL Military-Connected 71.0 58.1 -12.9
NC-SEA State ALL ALL ALL Foster Care Students 38.6 26.4 -12.2
NC-SEA State ALL ALL ALL White 71.1 58.9 -12.2
NC-SEA State ALL ALL ALL Male 56.5 44.4 -12.1
NC-SEA State ALL ALL ALL Male – White 69.1 58.3 -10.8
NC-SEA State ALL ALL ALL Female – Asian 82.4 74.3 -8.1
NC-SEA State ALL ALL ALL Students with Disabilities 22.1 15.2 -6.9
NC-SEA State ALL ALL ALL Asian 80.7 73.9 -6.8
NC-SEA State ALL ALL ALL Male – Asian 79.0 73.6 -5.4
NC-SEA State ALL ALL ALL Academically Gifted 95.0 91.3 -3.7

Terry Stoops / Director of the Center for Effective Education | John Locke Foundation

Terry Stoops is the Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies at the John Locke Foundation. Before joining the Locke Foundation, he worked as the progra...