Report: La. ranks low in math, reading

Article By: Will Sentell | November 8, 2013 | Originally Posted on The Advocate.com

Public school students in Louisiana again Thursday finished near the bottom nationally in reading and math in the latest update of the nation’s report card.

The exam is called the National Assessment of Educational Progress.

The exam is considered one of the most reliable indicators of student achievement and state-to-state comparisons.

The latest results for fourth- and eighth-graders show that Louisiana students were:

  • Tied for 50th in fourth-grade math.
  • 48th in fourth-grade reading.
  • Tied for 48th in eighth-grade math.
  • Tied for 48th in eighth-grade reading.

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