11/7/2013 4:04 PM
by Courtney Rosemond
CHARLESTON - Progress is being made in math and reading skills among West Virginia fourth and eighth graders.
The 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress shows 35 percent of fourth graders and 24 percent of eighth graders scored at or above the proficient level in math. In 2011, 31 percent of fourth graders and 21 percent of eighth graders met or exceeded the standard.
Twenty-five percent of eighth graders scored at or above the reading proficient level, up from 24 percent in 2011. Twenty-seven percent of fourth graders met or exceeded the standard, the same as in 2011.