Test scores plunge as students struggle at home during pandemic

The results of the Florida Standards Assessment, released Thursday, show especially dramatic declines in math, with the proficiency rates for third to eighth graders falling in Broward County from 63% in 2019 to 45% this year. That 18-point plunge is the second-largest drop in the state, just below a 19-point drop in Gadsten County, in the Panhandle.