RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — This year’s National Assessment of Educational Progress shows the state’s eighth graders did worse on math and reading than they did two years ago.
The News & Observer of Raleigh reports (http://bit.ly/1RdKdqr) the figures were released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Education.
North Carolina was one of three states with statistically significant declines in both subject areas. The state’s eighth-grade reading score showed a four-point decline from 2013.
However, fourth-grade reading scores in the state improved four points from two years ago. Fourth-grade math scores showed no significant change.
In North Carolina, fourth-grade scores were higher than national averages in both reading and math.
The NAEP, also known as the nation’s report card, is given to a sample of fourth- and eighth-grade students every two years.
Information from: The News & Observer, http://www.newsobserver.com