According to the Nation’s Report Card, Nevada’s Johnnies and Janes are not improving in reading and mathematics despite all the efforts and emphasis from lawmakers and public education bureaucrats.
In fact, the figures reported this month, show fourth grade math scores and proficiency levels have dropped 3 points since 2011. The scores are below the national average, which has been stagnant. Eighth grade math faired about the same.
Fourth grade reading scores for Nevada students are stagnant, though basic proficiency ticked up 3 points from four years, but is the same as two years ago.
Eighth grade reading scores dropped 3 points from two years ago, and basic proficiency dropped a point.
All scores were below the national average. Neighboring states also showed stagnation or decline in shows.
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is the largest national test of student capabilities. Tests are conducted in reading, math, science, writing and other categories.