Last week, the U.S. Department of Education released the nation’s report card in reading and math. Every two years, the federal government tests a sampling of the reading and math skills of fourth- and eighth-grade students across the United States to see how they are faring academically.
This year students in Kansas fared better than the national average, but hadn’t improved much since the last National Assessment of Educational Progress report in 2009: http://tinyurl.com/5rkfzwa
Students in Missouri just held their own or backslid a bit: http://tinyurl.com/5wls3qc
If you would like to see an overview of the 2011 NAEP reports, click here: http://nationsreportcard.gov/
And if you would like to see how you might have fared on this year’s eighth-grade math test, click here to answer some sample questions: http://tinyurl.com/6678xoc
Do you think you’re smarter than an eighth grader?
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