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Report: Maine Students Score Well in Math, Reading
11/07/2013 11:16 AM ET  

In Maine, 47 percent of fourth-graders and 40 percent of eighth-graders scored at or above the proficient level for math, compared to 42 percent and 35 percent nationally.

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) _ A national report card says Maine student test results are flat compared to two years ago but that fourth- and eighth-graders performed better on math and reading assessments than the national average.

In Maine, 47 percent of fourth-graders and 40 percent of eighth-graders scored at or above the proficient level for math, compared to 42 percent and 35 percent nationally. On reading, 37 percent of fourth-graders and 38 percent of eighth-graders were proficient, beating the average by about 2 percentage points.

Maine Education Department spokeswoman Samantha Warren says the data shows ``Maine is above average but not improving.''

The report issued Tuesday by the National Assessment of Educational Progress says students performed mostly better in 2013 than they did when the tests were first given in the early 1990s.


 

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