2013 U.S. Report Card on reading and math

The data are in, but the interpretation is still up for grabs

By Bethany Brookshire, 16:17 PM November 7, 2013

The 2013 Nation’s Report Card results are out! The National Assessment of Educational Progress, or NAEP, looks at test scores in math and reading for fourth and eighth graders and contrasts them across all 50 states. Compared with scores from 1990, this year’s math scores were 28 points higher for fourth graders and 22 points higher for eighth graders. In reading, scores went up by five points in fourth grade and eight points in eighth grade compared with scores from 1992.

But classrooms have ...

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