U.S. students lack mastery of geography, test results show

Many U.S. students lack proficiency in geography, according to 2010 National Assessment of Educational Progress results released Tuesday. Since the test was last given in 2001, the minority achievement gap narrowed slightly and small gains were made by fourth-grade students. However, scores for older students remained flat or declined, with high-school seniors demonstrating the least proficiency in the subject.

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