Nations Report Card 2010 shows small gains in Education

Nations Report Card California - http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/pdf/stt2009/2010454CA8.pdf

(Best Syndication News) - The 2010 Nations Report Card is now available from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) government agency. The 2010 results show that fourth, eighth and twelfth grade students’ proficiency remained low with small improvements.

Only twenty percent of fourth grade students, 17 percent of eighth grade students, and 12 percent of twelfth grade students measured at proficient or higher during the history portion of the test.

Overall, the fourth grade students’ average score in 2010 was higher than in 1994. The gain came from the lowest performing 10th percentile fourth grade students who improved an average of 22 points.

Eighth and twelfth grade students showed a slight increase from 1994 data. The eighth grade students were averaging 266 in 2010, compared to 259 in 1994. The twelfth grade students averaged 288 in 2010, which was a slight improvement from 286 in 1994. However in 2006, the twelfth grade students had averaged 290.

State comparative data for 2010 Nation's Report Card has not yet been updated, but was still using 2099 data. California fourth grade students and eighth grade students, lagged behind the national average in 2009 data, but have been improving over time. California did not have data available for grade 12. Based on 2009 data, 45 other states had better scores than California. New Mexico, Louisiana, Alabama, and West Virginia performed at about the same level as California. Mississippi and the District of Columbia scored lower than California.

If you are curious how you stack up, you can take free online test at http://nationsreportcard.gov/testyourself.asp.

By: N Wilson

Sources: http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/pdf/stt2009/2010454CA8.pdf
http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/about/naeptools.asp

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