Wednesday, September 26, 2007
The National Assessment of Educational Progress test scores were released for 2007 and take a look how the District did compared to Virginia and Maryland, as reported by the Washington Post's Michael Chandler:
In Virginia, 42 percent of fourth-graders and 37 percent of eighth-graders scored at or above proficient in math, up from 39 percent and 33 percent, respectively, in 2005. In reading, 38 percent of fourth-graders and 34 percent of eighth-graders achieved proficiency or better, compared with 37 percent for fourth-graders and 36 percent for eighth-graders in 2005.I wonder if Miss Rhee will get around to talking about test scores now?
In Maryland, 40 percent of fourth-graders and 37 percent of eighth-graders hit the proficiency mark or better in math, up from 38 percent and 30 percent, respectively, two years ago. In reading, 36 percent of fourth-graders and 33 percent of eighth-graders scored proficient or better, compared with 32 percent and 30 percent in 2005.
In the District, 14 percent of fourth-graders and 8 percent of eighth-graders scored proficient or better in math, up from 10 percent and 7 percent, respectively, two years ago. In reading, 14 percent of fourth-graders and 12 percent of eighth-graders were proficient or better. The fourth-grade proficiency rate was up from 11 percent in 2005, and the eighth-grade rate was unchanged.