Nov. 7, 2013
A national assessment shows Virginia fourth-graders' reading and math skills are continuing to improve.
The 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress shows that 43 percent of fourth-graders met or exceeded the assessment's reading proficiency standard. That's up from 39 percent in 2011 and 38 percent in 2009.
Fourth-graders' math skills also improved. Forty-seven percent met or exceeded the proficiency standard in 2013, compared to 46 percent in 2011 and 43 percent in 2009.