The “Nation’s Report Card” is out, and its generally not good news for the nation or Connecticut.
Math scores across the nation were down for both fourth- and eighth-graders who took the National Assessment of Educational Progress test in 2015 compared to 2013. Meanwhile in reading, eighth-grade scores were down and fourth-grade scores were flat.
The NAEP is given to a representative sample of students across the country. In Connecticut, that amounted to about 9,300 students.
Nationwide, in fourth-grade reading, 36 percent of students scored at or above proficient (no significant change from 2013, and an 8 percentage point increase since 1992).