Standardized Test Scores Show Little Change in Minnesota
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - New standardized test scores show Minnesota students made no overall improvement in math, reading or science this year and made little progress in closing achievement gaps between white and minority students.
Reports say that 60 percent of students met state math standards, down from nearly 62 percent in 2014. And 60 percent of students mastered state standards in reading, compared to 59 percent last year.
White students in Minnesota continued to outperform minority students by more than 20 percentage points on average.
Minnesota Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius says she isn't satisfied with the results, but they don't paint a complete picture of student achievement in the state.
The standardized tests were taken this spring by about 500,000 elementary and high school students across Minnesota.