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Washington Scores Up on National Reading & Math Test

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SEATTLE, WA - More Washington 4th and 8th graders are passing a national test for math and reading, but black and Hispanic students continue to lag well behind their white and Asian classmates.

Washington students overall beat the national average in every age and subject category and are among the best in the nation.

In Washington, 48% of 4th-graders and 42% of 8th-graders scored at or above the proficient level in math.  In reading, 40% of 4th-graders and 42% of 8th-graders hit that mark.

Nationally, 42% of 4th-graders and 35% of 8th-graders scored at or above the proficient level in math.

In reading, 35% of 4th-graders and 36% of 8th-graders hit that mark.

 

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