Arizona 4th-Graders’ Scores On National Science Test Improve Significantly

| November 2, 2016

By Carrie Jung • 91.5 KJZZ

Arizona fourth-graders have made significant gains on a national standardized science test. They saw the most improvement of any other state on the National Assessment of Educational Progress.

The average score for the state’s fourth-graders increased by 11 points between 2009 and 2015. The number of students who performed at a proficient level also increased by 22 percent.

While the improvement is being celebrated by state education officials, Joe Thomas, the president of the Arizona Education Association, said the results are still sobering as the average fourth-grade score was still four points below the national average.

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