Oklahoma test score gap

Tuesday, November 25th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Black and Hispanic students still lag behind white students on standardize tests in Oklahoma.

A new national report shows there's a 29-point gap between blacks and whites in eighth-grade math. The report shows black eighth-grade students in Oklahoma score below basic proficiency in math compare to 43% for Hispanics, and 27% for whites.

Scores in reading stayed the same in Oklahoma, while reading scores increased nationally. Experts say poverty and high divorce rates are attributed to the gap in test scores.