(LATIMES) — America’s high school seniors' reading and math test scores are barely holding steady or slumping, according to national standardized test results released late Tuesday.
Between 2013 and 2015, on average, students dropped slightly in math and held steady in reading.
The National Assessment of Educational Progress, known as NAEP, is a test administered by the federal government. It is considered the gold standard in measuring what students really know, because the results don't have consequences that could encourage teachers or test takers to game the process.
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