Oregon school test scores indicate continuing low performance by students

There’s only one fix: raise taxes and give the schools more money! </sarcasm>

Oregon elementary students have rebounded from last year’s dip in reading and writing skills, but academic achievement remains mostly low across the state, according to state test scores.

The percentages of students demonstrating mastery in math this year are the lowest in the four years that Oregon’s students have taken the nationally benchmarked Smarter Balanced tests, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported.

Mastery in reading and writing has barely moved in four years, staying below 60 percent in elementary and middle schools.