Nov 8, 2013 at 11:53 am
North Dakota fourth- and eighth-graders have scored above average in the National Assessment of Educational Progress exams.
The tests, also known as "the nation's report card," are given every other year.
North Dakota fourth-graders scored an average of 224 on the 2013 reading test, compared to the national average of 221. Eighth-graders averaged 268, above the national average of 266.
On the math assessment, North Dakota fourth-graders scored an average of 246, compared to the national average of 241. The eighth grade math average score was 291. The national average score was 284.
When compared to other states, North Dakota's fourth-graders ranked fourth in math and 13th in reading; eighth graders ranked sixth in math and 16th in reading.