Drop In Math And Reading Scores Might Not Mean Much
U.S. math and reading scores for fourth- and eighth-graders have dipped for the first time since the test was introduced in 1990.By Bell Johnson | October 28, 2015
National math scores for fourth-graders and eighth-graders fell for the first time since the tests were introduced in 1990.
Meanwhile, eighth-grade reading scores dropped by 2 points from 2013 while fourth-grade scores stayed the same.
The National Assessment of Educational Progress is also known as the nation's report card, since it's one of the only exams that is consistently administered nationwide, despite a changing education policy.