4th, 8th Graders Score High in Math, Reading: Roger Wood Indepth

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RogerRelatively small class sizes may play a large role in the success rate of New Hampshire students measured against other states. The latest results, just released, from the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress shows that 4th and 8 th-graders in the Granite state scored very high in math and reading.

In fact, only Massachusetts scored higher in the standardized tests in the younger group. Forty-six per cent of New Hampshire fourth-grade students scored proficient in reading, compared to 36 per cent nationally.

For eighth-graders, New Hampshire was tied with Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Department of Defense schools at the top of the list. Forty-five percent of eighth-graders in New Hampshire scored as “proficient” or higher in reading, compared to 33 percent nationally.

In math, the average score for New Hampshire fourth-graders was four points lower than in 2013, but still high enough to tie with five other states or jurisdictions at the top: Roger Wood spoke with Timothy Eckleston at the Department of Education in Concord. Eckleston heads the NAEP program in New Hampshire.

Commissioner of Education Dr. Virginia Barry commented, “It is reassuring to know that our students, teachers, parents and the encompassing educational communities throughout New Hampshire continue to strive for the excellence reflected in our NAEP results.”

For indepthnh.org, I’m Roger Wood

Relatively small class sizes may play a large role in the success rate of New Hampshire students measured against other states. The latest results, just released, from the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress shows that 4th and 8 th-graders in the Granite state scored very high in math and reading.

In fact, only Massachusetts scored higher in the standardized tests in the younger group. Forty-six per cent of New Hampshire fourth-grade students scored proficient in reading, compared to 36 per cent nationally.

For eighth-graders, New Hampshire was tied with Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Department of Defense schools at the top of the list. Forty-five percent of eighth-graders in New Hampshire scored as “proficient” or higher in reading, compared to 33 percent nationally.

In math, the average score for New Hampshire fourth-graders was four points lower than in 2013, but still high enough to tie with five other states or jurisdictions at the top: Roger Wood spoke with Timothy Eckleston at the Department of Education in Concord. Eckleston heads the NAEP program in New Hampshire.

Commissioner of Education Dr. Virginia Barry commented, “It is reassuring to know that our students, teachers, parents and the encompassing educational communities throughout New Hampshire continue to strive for the excellence reflected in our NAEP results.”

For indepthnh.org, I’m Roger Wood

 

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