CNN.com reports that two new, but conflicting reports released Thursday show that while the nation’s high school seniors did poorly on national math and science tests, they are earning more credits, taking more challenging courses, and earning better grades. Darvin Winick, chair of the National Assessment Governing Board, says that “The reality is that the results don’t square.” According to results, almost 40 percent of high school seniors performed below the basic level on the math test, and more than 25 percent of students failed to reach the basic level on the reading test. The reading scores show no change since 2002, the last time the test was administered. The math test was not compared to previous years, because the government says the new test is significantly different…

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