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COLORADO’S FOURTH GRADERS IMPROVE IN MATH AND READING

November 7, 2013

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Colorado Department of Education

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Denver, CO 80203

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News Release
Fourth- graders show improvement in math and reading achievement on The Nation’s Report Card; eighth-grade scores remain flatColorado’s fourth-graders improved their performance in math and reading according to the latest results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as The Nation’s Report Card. Eighth-grade student scores in math and reading were not significantly different than the 2011 scores.In 2013, the average math score for fourth-grade students in Colorado was 247 (out of 500). This was higher than that of the nation’s public schools (241). The average math score for eighth-grade students in Colorado was 290. This was also higher than that of the nation’s public schools (286).In 2013, the average reading score for fourth-grade students in Colorado was 227. This was higher than that of the nation’s public schools (221). The average reading score for eighth-grade students in Colorado was 271. This was also higher than that of the nation’s public schools (266).

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