TEXAS STUDENTS PERFORMED BETTER IN FOURTH-GRADE MATH THAN THE NATIONAL AVERAGE AND EXCEPTIONALLY WELL COMPARED TO THEIR PEERS
The 2022 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), often called the Nation's Report Card, reports that students in the Lone Star State have shown more progress than most in their post-COVID academic recovery. Texas's rank improved in fourth- and eighth-grade reading and eighth-grade math. Texas students performed better (239) in fourth-grade math than the national average (235) and exceptionally well compared to their peers. African American, Hispanic, White, and Economically Disadvantaged students ranked 1st, 4th, 2nd, and 6th in the U.S. African American students also rank 1st in math in eighth grade. Improvements in Texas's rank in reading for its students were also notable. In particular, students with disabilities' performance jumped from 34th to 17th in fourth-grade reading and from 48th to 14th in eighth-grade reading.
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