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State's reading scores remain steady

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OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Washington fourth and eighth-grade students continue to score above the national average on a standardized reading test.
      Results released Wednesday show Washington scores on the National Assessment for Education Progress, sometimes referred to as the nation's report card, haven't changed much since the tests were given two years earlier. State Superintendent Randy Dorn says the scores on both national and state tests show students are doing well compared to most of
the nation but the state's education system isn't making much progress. Dorn says the state should be investing more in education instead of cutting.
      The national test results also show Washington hasn't made any new progress in closing the achievement gap between white students and those from other ethnic groups.