The results are in.
The latest Nation's Report Card reveals the continued progress and record gains made by America's schoolchildren, particularly by younger and minority students. Released in late September by the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics, the 2007 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) showed fourth- and eighth-graders' scores to be not only improved in reading and math since the last assessment in 2005, but also the highest in the report card's history (with the exception of eighth-grade reading scores, which increased slightly). Moreover, while African-American and Hispanic students posted all-time high scores, the achievement gap between white and African-American fourth-graders in reading narrowed to its lowest point ever since 1992, when a new reading test was first given. Overall, 48 states and the District of Columbia either improved academically or held steady in all categories. More than 700,000 students nationwide participated in the 2007 assessment in reading and math. For detailed results, visit http://www.nationsreportcard.gov.
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|Title Annotation:||2007 National Assessment of Educational Progress|
|Article Type:||Brief article|
|Date:||Nov 1, 2007|
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