New standardized testing data shows disparities among US students

The National Assessment of Educational Progress, a test given to American students every two years, showed an increasing disparity in math and science scores between the top-performing and the lowest-performing students.

Released on Tuesday, the 2017 NAEP averages for fourth- and eighth-graders, also known as the Nations Report Card, remained mostly unchanged from 2015 to 2017, with eighth-graders’ reading scores increasing modestly.

The data also show that the bottom 25 percent of students...


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