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Published in Print: December 7, 2005, as Missing the Mark

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Despite improvements, large proportions of students in some of the nation's biggest city districts remain mired at the "below basic" level on "the nation's report card."

READING MATH
Grade 4 Grade 8 Grade 4 Grade 8
20032005 20032005 20032005 20032005
Atlanta 63%59% 53% 54% 50%* 43% 70% 69%
Austin, T.X. 39 35 15 32
Boston 52 49 39 39 41* 28 52* 42
Charlotte, N.C. 36 35 29 31 16 14 33 31
Chicago 60 60 41 40 50 48 58 55
Cleveland 65 63 52 51 49* 40 62 66
Dist. of Columbia 69 67 53 55 64* 55 71 69
Houston 52 48 45 41 30* 23 48* 42
Los Angeles 65 63 57 53 48* 42 68* 62
New York City 47 43 38 39 33* 27 46 46
San Diego 49 49 40 37 34* 26 47* 39
NATION 38* 38 28* 29 24* 21 33* 32

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