Minnesota test scores show no improvement in math, reading

Published 10:00 pm Friday, August 31, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota schools’ latest test scores show no improvement in math and reading and little movement in the state’s persistent achievement gap for students of color.

According to a press release, the results released Thursday show reading scores remained flat in the state for the third year despite efforts to boost test scores and reduce disparities between student groups. Scores show that 60 percent of students met the state’s proficiency standards in the 2017-18 school year.

Math scores declined with 57 percent of students meeting Minnesota standards, down from 59 percent a year earlier.