AP Review: Zuni, Dulce continue to struggle on student test

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Some rural New Mexico school districts with large Native American student populations continue to struggle on the state's standardized test even as Native Americans statewide show progress.

An analysis of state Public Education Department data by The Associated Press found that the Zuni and Dulce school districts had the highest percentage of students last year scoring "level 1" — the lowest available ranking and well below the proficient mark.

State numbers show 45 percent of Zuni Public School District students tested in level 1 in math while 32 percent scored the same level in reading.

Meanwhile, the Dulce Independent Schools on the Jicarilla Apache Reservation had 44 percent of its students test level 1 in math and 37 percent in reading.

The results are from the test known as Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC.

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