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...

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