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Wed November 2, 2011
Wyoming students slightly improve math and reading scores on a national test
Wyoming students have improved their math and reading scores on a national assessment test.
The National Assessment of Educational Progress released its 2011 results Tuesday. The test measures math and reading among fourth and eighth graders nationwide.
Wyoming fourth graders scored four points better on average than the national average in both subjects, while eighth graders were five points better on math and six points over on reading.
The test is the only nationally continuing evaluation of the condition of education in the United States and has served as a national yardstick of student achievement since 1969. State Superintendent Cindy Hill says Wyoming students can still do better.
States are required by federal law to administer the test every two years to students in fourth and eighth grades.