Little Change in Wisconsin Student Reading Scores
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Reading scores for Wisconsin students tested in fourth and eighth grade last year showed little change from 2007.
The results in the National Assessment of Educational Progress released Wednesday are used to compare student progress nationwide.
Wisconsin fourth graders scored 220, which was the same as the national average. The state score was not significantly different from 2007 when it was 223.
Wisconsin eighth graders scored 266, which was above the national average of 262. The state score was not significantly different from 2007.
However, there remains a wide achievement gap between white and black students. Black students had an average score that was 35 points below whites in fourth grade and 33 points lower in eighth grade in Wisconsin.
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