US report card: Scores up, but not all good news

November 7, 2013 by Kimberly Hefling

Today's fourth and eighth graders are doing better than their predecessors in math and reading. But it's too early to start celebrating.

The Nation's Report Card finds that just about 40 percent of fourth graders, and about a third of eighth graders, showed solid academic performance in math. That means they scored at or above the proficient level.

In reading, about a third of fourth and eighth graders hit that mark.

Also, continued to outperform their Hispanic and African-American counterparts.

The nation's school kids do better today on the test than they did in the early 1990s when it started.

Thursday's results are from the National Assessment of Educational Progress, given every two years.

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not rated yet Nov 08, 2013
Finally the score are up. To be honest, I thought that it would take a lot before we can see better results in testing, but it looks like I was wrong. And as you see, common core system has nothing to do with it. And I can even say that it can harm just received good results. But let's hope for the best. And now, as the season is coming closer, I am expecting to see good results in high schools and colleges/universities. Please keep us informed and thank you for awesome news!
Dan with Company
not rated yet Dec 19, 2013
this is good news! I am happy to be proven wrong that students are not performing well in school. These latest date shows our teachers and government officials are giving their all to help students in their lessons. I feel like the world's future is brighter compared to 5-20 years ago. I should spread this good news at

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