School file photo

Students at Elkhart’s Cleveland Elementary School receive instructions before heading into the building for the first day of school in this 2020 file photo. Only about 12.8 percent of Elkhart Community Schools third- through eighth-grade students were at or above proficiency in both English / language arts and math. Statewide, about 28.6 percent were proficient in both areas, a drop from 37.1 percent the last time standardized tests were administered two years ago.

ELKHART — Indiana elementary and middle school standardized test scores plunged this year, which local educators say shows the toll the COVID-19 pandemic has had on student learning.

Scores for the state’s ILEARN test results were released Wednesday, and show that only 28.6 percent of Hoosier third- through eighth-graders are at or above proficiency in both English/language arts and math. That’s a drop from the 37.1 percent the last time the test was administered two years ago.

Contributing: AP

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