Minnesota’s fourth and eighth graders scored at the top nationally in math and above the national average in reading in newly released national tests. The National Assessment of Education Progress was released Thursday.
An analysis shows nine extra days of teaching in 25 school districts in southwestern Minnesota before the high-stakes tests last spring didn’t budge the districts’ overall test scores.
Nearly half of Minnesota schools didn’t make the grade under the federal No Child Left Behind law in 2011.
Minnesota students showed some progress in reading on the state’s standardized tests and 11th graders did even better on the math portion, but over half still weren’t considered proficient, the Minnesota Department of Education reported Wednesday.
Minnesota students made slight progress this year on standardized tests that determine if they’re meeting state requirements to graduate from high school, but fewer than half of the state’s 11th graders were considered proficient in math, according to test results released Tuesday.
The Minnesota Department of Education is set to release a new round of school test scores which will show how many students are meeting the state’s high school graduation requirements.
Minnesota students are posting slightly higher scores in science than a year ago.
Standardized test results show math scores are up and reading scores are holding steady for Minnesota students.