Math Achievement in Southern Education States (K-12)
 
Click to view the full article (PDF) The National Assessment of Educational Progress is a battery of tests used to assess what representative samples of 4th, 8th, and 12th graders know in various subject areas in every state that participates. Student achievement levels are: below basic, at or above basic, at or above proficient, and advanced. “Proficient” is the achievement standard all students are expected to reach. Math achievement NAEP scores in Southern Education States show that 26% of 4th graders and 37% of 8th graders do not possess math skills at a basic level: more students fail to learn math in these states than nationally.
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