Study: Urban schools show math, reading gains after first year of NCLB

03/22/2004 | Yahoo!

In a study due to be released today, a coalition of inner-city schools found that math scores of students testing at or above proficiency in the largest urban public school systems registered gains of nearly 7% between 2002 and 2003. Fourth-grade students' gains for reading improved by nearly 5%. Education Secretary Rod Paige credited the improvements to the positive effects of NCLB.

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