12th-Graders Math Proficiency Falls; Reading Skills Lowest Since 1992: Study
Overall, the percentage of 12th-grade students performing at or above the Basic level in reading has fallen from 80% to 73% since 1992, with the percentage performing at or above Proficient declining from 40% to 35% during the same time.
In 2005, 61% of high school seniors performed at or above Basic in math, and 23% performed at or above Proficient.
Copies of The Nation’s Report Card: 12th-Grade Reading and Mathematics 2005 and The Nation’s Report Card: America’s High School Graduates, and additional data from the 2005 12th-grade assessments, are available online at http://nationsreportcard.gov.
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