The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Only a third of high school seniors are equipped for college-level math and reading, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, often dubbed the Nation’s Report Card. A continuing federal assessment of what U.S. students know and can do in various subject areas, NAEP just released the results of its 12th grade testing, which found students lost ground in math and stayed steady in reading. Among the concerns: The achievement gap between black and white students was wider when compared with the first NAEP in 1992. And the percentage of students performing below basic in 2015 was higher compared with 2013. Here is a breakdown of student performance: To view more in-depth information, hover over the data shown or click on the chart itself.
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-- Data visualization by Mandi Albright, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution