Wed. Nov 13th, 2019

NEW MEXICO’S FOURTH AND EIGHTH GRADE STUDENTS SCORE BELOW NATIONAL AVERAGE

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s fourth-grade and eighth-grade students’ test scores in math and reading on the latest Nation’s Report Card remain well below the national average. The results come amid revived litigation seeking massive education reforms.

The Associated Press reports that the results released Wednesday on the National Assessment of Educational Progress showed fourth-graders in the state scored 12 points below the national average on math and 11 points below the national average score in reading.

The report said about 29% of the state’s fourth-graders are proficient both in math, and only 24% in reading. About 21% of eighth-graders proficient in math and only 23% in reading.

Nationwide, a little more than a third of eighth-graders are proficient in reading and math. About a third of fourth-graders are proficient in reading, while more than 40% of fourth-graders are proficient in math.