Math test scores improve in state

Thursday, November 13th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Oklahoma City-AP) -- The nation's report card includes some good news for Oklahoma's fourth- and eighth-graders.

Test scores from the 2003 National Assessment of Educational Progress released today indicate the students improved their math scores compared to scores from 2000.

But the students scored slightly lower than the national average.

In fourth-grade math, Oklahoma test scores improved from 224 in 2000 to 229 this year. National scores jumped ten points to 234.

In eighth-grade math, Oklahoma scores moved up two points to 272, while national scores were up four points to 276.

The scores are based on representative samples of public school students. It's the first year the test was given to students in every state.