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'Nation's Report Card' a mixed bag for Louisiana

8 years 1 month 23 hours ago Wednesday, October 28 2015 Oct 28, 2015 October 28, 2015 6:21 AM October 28, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS- Results from exams given to a cross section of fourth-and eighth-graders nationally showed Louisiana lagging the nation in terms of proficiency in subject matter - with improvements in some areas and declines in others.
The Nation's Report Card figures released Wednesday show that, while Louisiana fourth-graders' performance improved, only 29 percent of the Louisiana fourth-graders were deemed proficient in reading - 6 percentage points lower than the national score.
The percentage of eighth-graders considered proficient at reading was 23 percent, 10 percentage points lower than the nation.
Thirty percent of fourth-graders were considered proficient at math, compared to 39 percent of students nationally; Only 18 percent of eighth-graders achieved proficiency in math - 14 percentage points below the national figure.

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