Education Report Shows Some Gains for Iowa Kids

Tools

By Kayleigh Milas

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A national education assessment report shows Iowa students have had some gains in math and reading since 2011, but stagnation over the long term remains a challenge.

The latest results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress covers math and reading for fourth- and eighth grade students. There is a flat long-term trend in reading for both grades, but a small growth in math.

State Education Department Director Brad Buck said in a news release that there are some bright spots in the results, but they largely underscore a need to keep pushing education priorities.

The NAEP, advertised as the nation's report card, has been administered in Iowa since 1990. It is given to a sampling of students using the same sets of test booklets across the country.

Conversation Guidelines

Be Kind

Don't use abusive, offensive, threatening, racist, vulgar or sexually-oriented language.
Don't attack someone personally. Keep it civil and be responsible.

Share Knowledge

Be truthful. Share what you know and what you are passionate about.
What more do you want to learn? Keep it simple.

Stay focused

Promote lively and healthy debate. Stay on topic. Ask questions and give feedback on the story's topic.

Report Trouble

Help us maintain a quality comment section by reporting comments that are offensive. If you see a comment that is offensive, or you feel violates our guidelines, simply click on the "x" to the far right of the comment to report it.


read the full guidelines here »

Commenting will be disabled on stories dealing with the following subject matter: Crime, sexual abuse, property fires, automobile accidents, Amber Alerts, Operation Quickfinds and suicides.

facebook twitter rss mobile google plus
email alerts you tube hooplanow pinterest instagram

What's On KCRG