Study: Eighth-grade students still lag in science | eSchool News

Below is a report from eSchool News. A quote from the article is somewhat unsettling:

Just 31 percent of students were considered proficient or better on the test, the data show.

Study: Eighth-grade students still lag in science | eSchool News.

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Urban District Assessment of Mathematics 2011

If you are an educator–especially if you are an educational researcher–you should be frequenting the web site for the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) ( on a regular basis to view the latest nation-wide information on educational progress of students, containing information on both pre-K to 12, and post-secondary levels. This site has the facts on every conceivable education-related topic you could possible want to view. 

For those of you specifically interested in what is going on in American schools’ math programs, here is a wonderful publication from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). It can be downloaded free of charge from the link below. 

The Nation’s Report Card:
Trial Urban District Assessment Mathematics 2011

Representative samples of fourth- and eighth-grade public school students from 21 urban districts participated in the 2011 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in mathematics. Eighteen of the districts participating in the 2011 NAEP Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) participated in earlier assessment years, while three districts participated for the first time in 2011. Between 1,000 and 2,700 students in each district were assessed at grades 4 and 8.
December 2011
Author: National Center for Education Statistics

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