The organization Padres Organizados Río Negro expressed concern about the results of the Learn Test that was carried out last year. It consists of a census evaluation of fifth-year students from all types of secondary schools.
They considered that the data revealed a significant drop in learning levels compared to 2019 results.
In the area of Mathematics, a decrease of more than 10 percentage points in learning was observed, with 80.5% of the students located in the lowest performance levels (they failed to acquire the minimum skills expected for their school year). In 2019, this percentage was 70.3%. «Surprisingly, only 2 out of every 1,000 students are located at the advanced level of learning (those who have acquired all the expected abilities).“, they pointed out from the organization.
Respect to Language, 4 out of 10 students failed to acquire the minimum skills expected for their school year, placing them in the group with the lowest performance. Only 14.8% of students achieved an advanced level in this area.
Regarding the socioeconomic level, among low-income students there is a significant deterioration in mathematics. 9 out of 10 students do not reach the satisfactory level and in those with the greatest resources, 61% do not either, “they warned. They also reported that in language, «1 out of 10 reaches the expected abilities; while in the high socioeconomic level, 1 out of every 4 students does not achieve the minimum capabilities expected for the area,” they warned.
The results, they added, also reveal a gender disparity in performance as “female students obtain lower results than male students“. In Language, on the other hand, no significant differences were observed between the two groups.
They stressed that participation in the evaluation was low in Río Negro, with only 59.3% of the students. This number places the province as one of those with the lowest participation at the national level. Below are Chubut, Neuquén and Santa Cruz.
“These results reflect the worrying situation of the boys in Río Negro. Their training has been strongly affected by school closures in 2020, 2021 and 2022 and school discontinuity due to infrastructure problems, teacher absenteeism, strikes, institutional days during school hours and other situations that have contributed to the loss of student achievement. learning”, expressed from Organized Parents.