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Flat math and reading results in national report card

3 years 3 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, April 10 2018 Apr 10, 2018 April 10, 2018 6:01 AM April 10, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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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