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Students Show Improvement In Reading

November 2nd, 2011 by WCBC Radio

Fourth graders and eigth-graders in Maryland showed improvements in reading compared to results from tests they took two years ago. However, eigth-graders performed about the same in math. Maryland students performed above the national average under tests administered by the Education Department's National Center for Education Statistics. The following table shows the percentage of students at-or-above proficency levels in reading and math.




Subject 4th Graders 4th Nationally 8th Graders 8th Nationally
  2009 2011 2011 2009 2011  
Reading 37% 43% 32% 36% 40% 32%
Math 44% 48% 40% 40%` 40% 34%




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