AUSTIN, Texas — Fourth and eighth-graders in Texas are doing better in math, but gains in reading proficiency remain elusive.
That's according to results released Tuesday on the Nation's Report Card. Results show Texas students lagging behind the national average on reading scores. For eighth graders, the average score was three points below the national average.
Texas students exceeded their national peers in math - by seven points in eighth grade. Math scores have been improving steadily over the past two decades.
Reading performance gaps between white students and black and Hispanic students in Texas were unchanged in comparisons to 1992 and 1998. In math, however, those gaps have narrowed.
The results are based on the National Assessment on Educational Progress, administered by the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics.