Kansas Schools Receive Good Report Card
KSCB News - November 2, 2011 8:08 am
Kansas students posted gains in math and
reading scores in 2011 National Assessment of Education Progress,
especially when compared to scores from 2003.
State Education Commissioner Diane DeBacker said Tuesday gains
were particularly strong in math and among English language
The 2003 figures are referenced because that’s when Kansas
adopted new curriculum standards, and the first year the state had
100 percent participation from schools selected to take the NAEP
The state’s fourth-grade scores were 224 in reading and 246 in
math. Nationally, they were 220 in reading and 240 in math. Kansas
eighth-graders scored 267 in reading and 290 in math, while
nationally they were 264 in reading and 283 in math. All scores are
based on a 500-point scale.