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The test, known as the NAEP, is administered to randomly chosen groups of students throughout the country every two years. It is seen by experts as an important way to compare student performance across states, which all have their own standards and definitions of proficiency.
Over all, the city, state and nation continue to do poorly. Nationally, only 31 percent of fourth grade public school students are proficient in reading, a standard defined by the test as “competency over challenging
Updated May 28th, 2010 at 04:35 PM by kater
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