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State says some Iowa math and reading scores drop

Jan 16, 2014

DES MOINES (AP) — Math and reading scores have dropped for Iowa’s fourth- and eighth-grade students.

The Des Moines Register reports (http://dmreg.co/1d9w3jM ) that fourth- and eighth-grade reading scores declined by 5.4 percentage points and 8.5 percentage points, respectively, from the 2009-11 period to the 2011-13 period.

The Iowa Education Department said Wednesday that scores in both subjects had risen for 11th-graders.

Comments (1)
Posted by: Thomas Langr | Jan 17, 2014 16:40

These stats don't mean much to me because the tests are now different than they were two to three years ago, and re-norming them takes some adjustment time. I am hesitant to read too much into these numbers. One wonders if it is a truly good comparison.

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