Sacramento City Unified schools with lower state test scores tend to have lower vaccination rates

As the Sacramento City Unified School District pushed its deadline back for students to either get vaccinated against COVID-19 or consent to weekly testing, a correlation was found between low vaccination rates and low state standardized testing scores. The original Jan. 31 deadline was pushed back, the school district citing the latest rise in omicron variant cases. Students will now have until the end of February to meet SCUSD’s requirements, or else they will have to switch back to remote learning. However, this may prove problematic for many students, as data from the school district shows schools with the lowest vaccination rates also tend to be schools where students score the lowest on standardized state exams. Contrarily, schools with the highest vaccination rates also are more likely to have students with higher exam scores.

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