Shows North Carolina Leading the Nation in Closing the Achievement
Carolina is a national leader in student achievement gains by
African-Americans, Latinos, and white students on national exams
according to a report released recently by the Washington, DC-based,
The Education Trust. The report, Education Watch, details student
achievement and other indicators of student performance in the
In 2001, the National Education Goals reported that North Carolina
lead the nation in progress in 4th and 8th grade math in the decade
of the 1990ís. This most recent report shows that not only did
North Carolina lead the nation in progress overall, but its African-American
and Latino 4th grade students were making more gains in math than
their peers in all other states and were among the nationís leaders
in gains in reading.
North Carolina ranked first in the nation in gains for African-American,
Latino, and white students on both the 4th and 8th grade NAEP
(National Assessment of Educational Progress) math exams. On the
4th grade reading exam, North Carolina ranked second in gains
among Latinos on the 8th grade science assessment.#
Education Trustís rankings on achievement gains on National Assessment
for Educational Progress exams were based on state participation
on math, reading, and science tests between 1990 and 2000. For
more information, go to www.edtrust.org.
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