Nevada Students Remain Among Nation's Poorest Performers On Test

Nevada fourth- and eighth-grade students showed modest improvements overall on a national standardized test.

But they still lagged behind their peers in other states and Nevada remained among the nation's five poorest-performing states.

About 12,000 students statewide took the 2007 National Assessment of Educational Progress exam between January and March.

Results were released yesterday (Tuesday).

Nevada fourth-graders improved slightly in math raising average scores from 230 in 2005 to 232.

That's well below the national average of 239.

A perfect score is 500.

Fourth-grade reading improved to 211 from 207.

The national average was 220.

Reading scores for eighth-graders dipped slightly, from 253 to 252.


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