Public school students in Maryland fared well on the Nation’s Report Card for 2013, according to a release from the Maryland Department of Education.
Maryland students scored well above national averages on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). Students made progress on reading at both the fourth and eighth grade levels, while mathematics scores leveled off, according to data released today, although NAEP officials caution that none of the one-year changes is statistically significant.
Maryland students have made some of the nation’s most dramatic gains in both subject areas since NAEP was launched in 1990.
NAEP, also known as the Nation’s Report Card, tests a sample of fourth- and eighth-grade students on reading and mathematics every two years. The test is a congressionally authorized project sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education through the National Center for Education Statistics.