National Assessment of Educational Progress

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Mixed Bag When US Exam Scores Compared Globally

So how do U.S. eighth-graders do in math and science when compared to their peers around the globe? Turns out it matters which state they live in, according to a study being released Thursday.


A national test has determined that despite laptop and spell-check use, American teens are struggling at writing proficiency skills. (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Despite Spell Check, Less Than A Quarter Of Teens Are Proficient Writers

Less than one-in-four American teens has proficient writing skills – even with use of spell check and computers.


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Virginia’s 8th Graders Are Smarter In Science Than Everybody Else’s

Virginia’s eighth-graders perform better in science than their peers nationwide, but only 40 percent have a solid grasp of the subject.