Georgia Students Improve Nationally

The National Assessment of Educational Progress, better known as the Nation’s Report Card, was released yesterday and the 2017 administration of the NAEP test scores revealed stagnant math and reading scores. NAEP is a nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America’s students know and can do in various subject areas. The test is administered every two years to a sample of fourth and eighth graders, from a sample of schools across each state. The trend continues to show that America’s top students continue to improve, but kids at the lower scoring levels are losing ground. The results show Georgia’s students improving in eighth grade reading and math, and holding steady in fourth grade math. There was a slight two-point decrease in fourth-grade reading. Georgia is above the national average in eighth-grade reading, and nearing the national average in the other three subject areas.