Wednesday, December 18, 2013

2013 Mathematics and Reading Trial Urban District Assessment Report Card

Since 2011, fourth-graders in Atlanta, Chicago, the District of Columbia (DCPS), and Los Angeles posted larger score increases in mathematics than their peers in the nation. Students in eight districts scored higher in 2013 than in 2011 in at least one subject and grade combination with some districts making gains across multiple subject and/or grades. DCPS was the only district that scored higher at both grades in mathematics and reading. Students in Los Angeles scored higher in three of four subject and grade combinations. There were also several score declines when comparing 2013 to 2011.

In 2013, average mathematics and reading scores for fourth- and eighth-grade public school students in large cities (populations of 250,000 or more) were lower than the scores for public school students in the nation. Mathematics and reading scores in three urban districts (Austin, Charlotte, and Hillsborough County) were higher in 2013 than the scores for large cities at grades 4 and 8. Scores in nine urban districts (Baltimore, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, District of Columbia, Fresno, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, and Philadelphia) were lower in both subjects and both grades.

Find complete results and sample questions, and download the First Look at The Nation’s Report Card: 2013 Mathematics and Reading Trial Urban District Assessment.

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