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Wed December 7, 2011
Detroit schools report progress on math, reading
DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Public Schools district says its students are making improvements on math and reading testing.
The state's largest district on Wednesday released details of its students' performance on National Assessment of Educational Progress testing. Detroit says it was one of six urban districts nationwide to show improvements in 2011.
The district says scores for its students trended up in all grade levels and both subjects. Still, for example, 66 percent of fourth graders scored at a below basic level for math and 71 percent of eighth graders were at a below basic level.
The district's emergency manager Roy Roberts says he's pleased with the progress.
In 2009, Detroit students ranked the lowest in the nation of participants on the National Assessment of Educational Progress math test.