Kentucky’s Math And Reading Scores Show Improvement

by Devin Katayama on November 2, 2011

Kentucky’s math and reading test scores show continued growth and, in some instances, exceed the national average, according to test scores from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).

The scores released this week measure 4th and 8th graders nationwide and Kentucky shows promise when compared to its peers.

That may be attributed to the education reforms made in 1990, said University of Louisville professor Sam Stringfield. They were likely the most successful state reforms of the last 20 years, he said.

“And that the state has gone from being below the national average on all these measures, to virtually at or sometimes slightly above the national average, when you consider that we are still economically below the national average is really quite an accomplishment,” said Stringfield. [click to continue…]

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