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For city schools, good news and bad news
The latest Baltimore City test scores show that while the schools are making progress in raising student achievement levels, they're still far from where they need to be. The percentage of fourth and eighth graders scoring proficient or better in reading and math on the National Assessment of Educational Progress exams went up in every area except fourth grade reading, which declined only slightly since the last time the test was given in 2009. But the improvements still weren't enough to lift Baltimore's scores out of the bottom third of large urban school systems, let alone make them competitive with the best districts nationally.
December 7, 2011