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Florida reading, math scores stall on national test



Florida’s decade-long climb out of the national cellar in education has hit a snag. For the second testing cycle in a row, the state’s scores on a closely watched national test mostly stalled in reading and math, according to results released this morning.

The National Assessment of Educational Progress, often called “the nation’s report card,” is given every two years to a representative sample of fourth- and eighth-graders in every state. The latest results show Florida students at roughly the same place they were in 2009 in both grades and subjects. With the exception of eighth-grade reading, the 2009 results were roughly the same as the 2007 results. Developing story here.

[Last modified: Tuesday, November 1, 2011 11:22am]


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