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Report Card Shows Students in Washington Are Above National Average

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SEATTLE, WA - Washington fourth and eighth graders appear to be learning as much in school as kids in the state did two years ago.

That's what education officials are gleaning from the results to be released Wednesday of a national test on math and reading.

Washington continues to beat the national average in every age and subject category of the National Assessment of Education Progress, commonly known as the Nation's Report Card.

In Washington, 47 percent of fourth graders and 39 percent of eighth graders scored at or above the proficient level in math.

In reading, 40 percent of fourth graders and 37 percent of eighth graders hit that mark.

Nationally, 40 percent of fourth graders and 33 percent of eighth graders scored at or above the proficient level in math.

In reading, 36 percent of fourth graders nationally and 34 percent of eighth graders were proficient or above.

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