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Washington Post: "…only state to narrow the gap in scores between black and white students in both grades and subjects..."

"U.S. students show incremental progress on national test"
By Lindsey Layton, Washington Post
November 7, 2013

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Florida was the only state to narrow the gap in scores between black and white students in both grades and subjects.

Orlando Sentinel: "Florida's fourth and eighth graders mastered basic academic skills this year better than counterparts two years ago..."

"Florida students improve on math, reading skills"
By Leslie Postal, Orlando Sentinel
November 7, 2013

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Florida had fewer students in the lowest category on most of the tests in 2013 than in 2011, the last time NAEP was administered.

The percentage of fourth graders at least at "basic" in reading moved from 71 percent in 2011 to 75 percent in 2013, for example. It was at 54 percent back in 1998.

State Impact: "…some of the largest eighth grade reading and math gains in the country..."

"Florida Scores on National Test Improve, But Eighth Graders Still Trail National Average"
By John O'Conner, State Impact
November 7, 2013

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Florida student scores improved on a key national standardized test, including some of the largest eighth grade reading and math gains in the country.

Tampa Bay Times: "…higher percentages of students in all demographic groups demonstrating "proficient" or "advanced" knowledge in reading and math.…"

"Florida students achieve small gains in national test"
By Jeff Solochek, Tampa Bay Times
November 7, 2013

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…they did surpass the national average score, with higher percentages of students in all demographic groups demonstrating "proficient" or "advanced" knowledge in reading and math.

Eighth-graders did have statistically significant growth in their math and reading results, and equaled the national average score in reading.

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