Ohio Makes Top Ten in Reading, Math Test Gains
Stateline.org offers an article that looks at the differences in state proficiency percentages from 1992-2005 in math and reading tests offered by the National Assessment of Education Progress. Ohio fares well in making the top ten in 4th grade math and reading and 8th grade math. All of the statistics can be looked at within an Excel spreadsheet (must have the software on your computer. Customized NAEP data also can be downloaded using the National Center for Education Statistics' recently launched NAEP Data Explorer. State-by-state profiles are available in "Quality Counts 2006", which grades states on the strength of their education standards, spending, teacher quality and school climate.