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Texas Hispanic students lag in reading on ‘Nation’s Report Card’ test

from The Dallas Morning News

Hispanic students in Texas, now a majority in public schools, are falling further behind in reading skills while holding their own in math, test results from the “Nation’s Report Card” released Thursday show. The setbacks in reading for Hispanics on the National Assessment of Educational Progress portend problems for Texas. At one time, the state emphasized reading over all other subjects in public schools. The results show that fourth-grade reading scores for Hispanic children have dropped four points from the last test two years ago, while eighth-grade scores remained relatively flat. Texas Hispanic fourth-graders tied for 33rd when compared with Hispanics in other states and the District of Columbia. Eighth-graders ranked 28th. more


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