North Carolina Students Score High Marks On Nation's Report Card

New math scores show North Carolina fourth- and eighth-graders are still performing better than students nationwide.

The biennial National Assessment of Educational Progress released Wednesday by the federal government shows North Carolina fourth-graders improved their scores slightly compared to 2007. There was no change from 2007 to 2009 for eighth-grade scores.

North Carolina fourth-graders on average scored 244 points on a 500-point scale, compared with 239 points nationwide. Eighth-graders scored 284 compared to 282 for the nation.

State Board of Education Chairman Bill Harrison said other results show state education standards are improving through time. The percentage of North Carolina fourth- and eighth-graders performing basic-level work or higher on the tests has increased markedly since the early 1990s.


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  • by mom on Oct 15, 2009 at 05:05 AM
    This is NOT a good sign. The grades were poor. The parents should take the brunt of this for failing their kids. DAY care providers are NOT the same as parents at home. If you can't care for your child/ren you shouldn't be populating the world with abandoned children.
  • by rebecca Location: goldsboro on Oct 15, 2009 at 04:13 AM
    you know what worries me...we are so dead set on making our kids the best that we are going to be the down fall..an we wonder why our kids are on meds for stress an other related things.plz slow down before its to LATE!
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