Friday, October 21, 2011
The latest report from the State of Nebraska on schools says that while students overall are improving when it comes to writing and science, minority students are falling behind in math
As a part of the study, 11th graders were evaluated on proficiency in math. The report says that only 19% of African American students met or exceeded standards in math. Only 20% of Native Americans and 29% of Hispanic students were proficient. Students from migrant families fared the worst at 17%. That compares to a 69% proficiency rate for white Nebraska students in math.