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Thursday, November 16, 2006

Achievement gap in science scores

The Department of Education has released scores on a 2005 NAEP science assessment conducted in 10 urban school districts. Rather than restate what others have said about the assessment, I wanted to let the scores speak for themselves by sharing some charts from the NAEP site. You can draw your own conclusions as to how well we're doing.

In case you can't read the charts, the center bar in each graphic specifies the "at or above proficient" mark, and the deep red color indicates "below basic."

White 8th graders



Black 8th graders


Hispanic 8th graders

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