CHART: Test results show achievement gap persists in Missouri and U.S.

April 24, 2012 | 6:00 a.m. CDT
The National Assessment of Educational Progress test uses comprehensive scores to show a connection between household income and student performance. The test, administered by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics, gauges the achievement level of students in subjects including mathematics, science and history. Most vital to analyzing where students stand in their education is their reading level, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress website. In Missouri, reading test results have shown that a gap in achievement lingers, even though test scores overall have improved.

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