West Virginia reading, math scores below national average
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia fourth-grade students showed drops in math and reading scores on the latest Nation’s Report Card and remained below the national average.
Results released Wednesday on the National Assessment of Educational Progress show fourth-graders in the state scored nine points below the national average math score and six points below the national average score in reading.
The report says about 30% of fourth graders are proficient both in reading and in math, while about one-fourth of eighth graders are proficient in those subjects.
In eighth grade, the average math score in West Virginia was down a point from 2017 and nine points below the national average.
The average eighth-grade reading score fell 3 points, leaving it six points below the national average.