Wisconsin Black Students’ Reading Scores Rank Lowest in United States


Black eighth-graders’ reading scores in Wisconsin rank lowest in the U.S., according to new national test results released Thursday.

The achievement gap in Wisconsin between white and black students was the highest in the nation in both math and reading for fourth- and eighth-graders, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, known as the nation’s report card.

Black eighth-graders’ reading scores in Wisconsin averaged 237, followed by Mississippi with 239 and Alabama with 241. The national average is 250.

The average reading score for black fourth-graders in Wisconsin was 193, second worst in the nation. Blacks in only three states had lower average scores than Wisconsin’s 216 for fourth-grade math and 252 in eighth-grade math.

Overall, Wisconsin students continue to rank high in math but have shown little progress over the past four years, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ( http://bit.ly/1dPUE0D) reported.

The National Assessment of Educational Progress, or NAEP, tests fourth- and eighth-graders in public and private schools across the country in math and reading skills every two years.



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