Flat math and reading results in national report card
The results of the latest Nation's Report Card are in and the news isn't good. The results show the achievement gap persists.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The results of the latest Nation's Report Card are in and the news isn't good.
Fourth-graders made no improvements in math or reading. Eighth-graders' scores were flat in math and only slightly improved in reading.
Roughly a third of eighth-graders are proficient in reading and math. For fourth-graders, it's about 40 percent.
The results show the achievement gap persists. African-American students were outperformed by their white peers at both grade levels.
Peggy Carr, of the National Center for Education Statistics, says the increase in eighth-grade reading scores was due to improvement among higher-performing students.
Eighth-grade reading scores increased in California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana and Washington. At the same time, Alaska, Arizona, Delaware and Louisiana were among those seeing lower fourth-grade math scores.
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