Thursday, April 30, 2015
"Nation's report card reveals shockingly few eight graders are proficient in US history..."
Are you surprised?...
This article, by the Associated Press and Alexandra Klausner at DailyMail.com tells the story:
"Only 18 percent of students demonstrated solid performance or better in U.S. history. The results for geography and civics were slightly better, 27 percent and 23 percent, respectively.
A large share of the eighth graders who took the test scored at the 'basic' level, meaning just partial mastery of the subjects.
Only 1 percent of test takers in U.S. history, 3 percent in geography and 2 percent in civics scored in the advanced level.
White and Asian students performed better than their Hispanic and black peers. "