Student Reading and Math Scores Drop, Hurting Maryland’s Performance on National Exam

Our national ranking on an education evaluation falls in the same week as new statewide education assessments report disappointing scores.

Reading and math scores for 4th and 8th grade students have dropped on a key national test, according to the Baltimore Sun.

The National Assessment of Educational Progress is known as the “Nation’s Report Card.” The test is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America’s students know and can do in various subject areas.

As reported,

The state’s performance on the National Assessment of Educational Progress assessment — also known as the “Nation’s Report Card” — put Maryland student achievement in the middle of the pack of states nationwide.

In results released Wednesday, Maryland was the only state to have falling scores in both subjects in both grades tested.

For more information, see the full story from the Baltimore Sunand see the report from the National Assessment of Educational Progress.

For more information on the the results of our new statewide assessments, see Student Test Scores Fall Short of Standards for College and Careers.