ANSAN, SOUTH KOREA - APRIL 18: Students' belongings remain on their desks as they left them in a second year classroom at Danwon High School on April 18, 2014 in Ansan, South Korea. 325 second-year students and 15 teachers of Danwon High School on a school trip were among the 477 passengers on board the ferry that capsized off of Jindo Island in South Korea on April 16, 2014. (Photo by Shannon Jensen/Getty Images)

While the majority of the 2020-2021 school year was remote learning, CMS released test results from that school to kind of gauge where the students were and how they did during the school year.  Superintendent Earnest Winston said the results of this testing showed lower end of course performance among almost all grades in CMS.

The results also indicate the existence of significant educational challenges due to the wide-ranging impact of more than a year of COVID-19 pandemic conditions.

In contrast, 2020-2021 scores show less than 5% of high schoolers in Math 1 are college and career ready compared to 16.4% in 2018-2019.

Results for the 2020-2021 school year include some bright spots, according to CMS officials.

CMS students in many subgroups performed better on Math 3 assessments. CMS results also show improvement in the percentage of students scoring 17 or better on the ACT exam. The ACT results for CMS students show a higher percentage of students scoring 17 or better, 61%, than the statewide percentage.

Students in 9-12 grade in Math 3 saw a nearly 3% increase in college and career readiness during the 2020-2021 school year. Compared to the state averages and other larger districts including Durham, Wake, Guilford, and Forsyth, CMS out-performed in Math 3 college and career readiness.

How did your child do in the 2020-2021 school year?