Minnesota Students Show Lower Test Scores In Math, Struggle In Reading
The Associated Press is reporting on the test scores of Minnesota students from exams taken earlier this year. The report shows that the students scores dropped in standardized tests math this year and struggled with a new reading test. In a positive twist, the students did show small gains on the science test.
The Department of Education released results of the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment tests on Tuesday. The AP notes the tests help determine whether a student is eligible to graduate.
On reading tests, just a little more than half of 3rd-8th and 10th grade students met or exceeded state expectations. The Department of Education attributes that to the new reading test implemented this year, which the agency says is more rigorous and meant to boost student achievement.
The department tells the AP that the drop in math scores is because students in 2012 were allowed three chances on the math test, but only one try in 2013.