US Report Card: NY students see math, reading scores slip

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) – The 2015 Nation’s Report Card shows reading and math scores for New York’s fourth and eighth graders have slipped slightly over the past two years.

The New York results generally mirror national trends seen from the test, officially known as the National Assessment of Educational Progress or NAEP.

Results released Wednesday show 35 percent of New York fourth graders and 31 percent of eighth graders scored proficient or above in math. In reading, 36 percent of fourth graders and 33 percent of eight graders were proficient or above.

The state results line up with national averages except in fourth grade math, where the state average was lower.

New York City results were for the most part on par with other big cities, though lower in fourth-grade math.

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