School scores moving up --UPDATED | Arkansas Blog

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School scores moving up --UPDATED

Posted By on Fri, Jun 20, 2008 at 12:32 PM

The latest round of testing shows steady progress for Arkansas public school students and a narrowing of the gap in scores by race in many instances, says the state Education Department. Lake Woebegone here we come.

UPDATE: Good news and bad news for Little Rock schools. The district's scores continue to lag behind statewide scores by up to 23 percentage points, but test scores are up over last year in 9 out of 12 categories. The weak spot seems to be middle-school literacy: Scores for sixth and seventh grades dropped slightly, while eighth-grade scores stayed the same.

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