High school seniors fare no better than in 1970s

Students preparing to leave high school are faring fare no better in reading or math than students did four decades ago, the government said in a report Thursday that was certain to renew concerns about U.S. schools, the Associated Press reports. Test scores for 17-year-olds have changed little since the early 1970s, while students ages 9 and 13 improved their performances during the same period, according to the government review popularly called the nation’s report card. Black and Hispanic students achieved the greatest gain in reading and math scores since the 1970s and the performance gap between white and minority students narrowed…

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