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States Examine Their NAEP Scores

By Richard Whitmire — March 25, 2010 1 min read

National experts lay out their worries -- the world has become more literacy focused and U.S. students, especially boys, aren’t keeping up. Here’s an example of a Connecticut reporter examining the numbers in that state.

The key gender figure:

In eighth grade, 48 percent of girls in Connecticut met the proficiency standard, compared with 37 percent of boys.

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