JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – The scores of Missouri school children on a test known as the nation’s report card have held relatively steady.
The National Assessment of Educational progress or NAEP results were released Wednesday. They show that reading scores held steady for Missouri fourth and eighth graders over the last two years, while nationally they were flat for fourth graders and lower for eighth graders.
Nationally, math scores slipped. In Missouri, the math scores for fourth and eighth graders also were lower _ but only slightly.
Meanwhile, the state’s rank improved in two areas, going from 39th to 29th in fourth-grade math and from 26th to 17th in eighth-grade reading.
Missouri Education Commissioner Margie Vandeven says work remains for “ALL our children to be successful in high school and post-secondary education.”