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November 08, 2013 04:05 pm

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Results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), administered every two years, showed small improvements in reading and math among American fourth and eighth graders. Achievement gaps between whites and blacks, whites and Hispanics, and low-income and more affluent students continue to persist. The New York Times

Washington, DC’s fourth-and-eighth graders showed more improvement on the NAEP, or “Nation’s Report Card” exam than nearly any other state. The Washington Post

Students in North Carolina saw drops in performance on the NAEP test. The drop is attributed to the implementation of higher standards in the state. News Observer

US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said that the 2013 NAEP results show “encouraging but modest” signs of progress. He noted that the implementation of the more rigorous Common Core State Standards slowed down some of achievement gains. Politics K-12

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