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State students do well against national average

Written by Craig Rhodes and Radio Pennsylvania | Nov 7, 2015 8:52 AM
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(Washington, DC) -- Pennsylvania students have scored above average on a national assessment this year.

The scores come in the wake of lower results on state standardized tests.

The National Assessment of Educational Progress, looked at as the "nation's report card", shows a higher percentage of Pennsylvania students scored proficient in 4th and 8th grade reading and math than U.S. students on average.

Education officials say it shows that while scores on the PSSA's were lower this year, Pennsylvania students are steady in their academic achievement.  They say the low state scores were just due to more rigorous standards.

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