Math Scores Up In Wisconsin Schools
Student math scores improved overall in Wisconsin and achievement gaps between some races narrowed this school year compared to six years ago.
More than 428,000 public school students took standardized tests this fall as part of the Wisconsin Student Assessment System.
This year nearly 42 percent of students came from families with incomes low enough to qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, which has been increasing.
The Associated Press reports that seventy-eight percent of students statewide showed proficient or advanced math skills, which is up about 5 percentage points from 2005-2006.
Overall reading achievement was slightly higher than the 2005-06 school year.