Also unchanged were children’s achievement levels; only 39 percent of fourth-graders and 34 percent of eighth-graders performed at the proficient level, meaning they show the knowledge and skills they should have at that grade level. Eighth-grade scores were up from 32 percent, but that was not statistically different.
Racial achievement gaps showed no change.
Math scores have improved significantly since 1990, especially for fourth graders.
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