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Focus of the Year: What Do We Know about Eighth-Grade Achievement?

Judith Sowder; Diana Wearne 

February 2006, Volume 11, Issue 6, Page 285

Abstract:
The NAEP testing over the past decade shows gradual improvement of test scores at the eighth-grade level, contrary to what many say about stagnant scores. However, by 2000, only one-fourth of eighth graders performed at the proficient level. Includes sample questions from NAEP tests.

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