LAUSD’s test scores reveal large drops for Latino & female students

As remote learning in the Los Angeles Unified School District ended in spring 2021, Liliana Madrid discovered her daughters were struggling with their math and science classes.

As a Spanish-speaking parent, Madrid had difficulty navigating prolonged online learning and finding the best ways to support her daughters Alexa Godoy and Itzel.

“They’re dealing with anxiety and their own personal problems that won’t allow them to better prepare for tests,” Madrid told LA School Report.

Alexa Godoy and Itzel’s experiences are two of many LAUSD students, for whom the COVID-19 disparities for Latino families and the lack of acceptance for female students in STEM contributed to inequitable declines in state test scores, advocates believe. Click here to read more: