Thursday, November 16, 2006

Boston compared to other cities on NAEP Science exam

Boston is one of ten urban public school districts that agreed to be part of a new measurement of city schools' performance on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), often called the "Nation's Report Card." The Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) breaks out the NAEP results in English, math and science from these 10 urban centers to provide city districts with performance comparisons among comparable student populations. Yesterday, officials released the grade 4 and 8 results on the 2005 science exam, which showed mixed results, with BPS students outperforming their peers in some cities but not others. Results in mathematics released last year showed Boston making greater improvements than all other participating cities in the percentages of students scoring proficient.

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