Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Kansas students posted gains in math and reading scores in 2011 National Assessment of Education Progress, especially when compared to scores from 2003.
State Education Commissioner Diane DeBacker said Tuesday gains were particularly strong in math and among English language
The 2003 figures are referenced because that's when Kansas adopted new curriculum standards, and the first year the state had
100 percent participation from schools selected to take the NAEP tests.
The state's fourth-grade scores were 224 in reading and 246 in math. Nationally, they were 220 in reading and 240 in math. Kansas eighth-graders scored 267 in reading and 290 in math, while nationally they were 264 in reading and 283 in math. All scores are based on a 500-point scale.