Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Among Puerto Rican 8th graders tested in mathematics in 2013, 95% scored Below Basic, 5% scored Basic, and (to the limits of rounding) 0% scored Proficient, and 0% scored Advanced
In contrast, among American public school students poor enough to be eligible for subsidized school lunches, only 39% scored Below Basic, 41% scored Basic, 17% scored Proficient, and 3% scored Advanced. Puerto Rico’s test scores are just shamefully low, suggesting that Puerto Rican schools are completely dropping the ball. By way of contrast, in the United States, among black 8th graders, 38% score Basic, 13% score Proficient, and 2% score Advanced. In the United States, among Hispanic 8th graders, 41% reach Basic, 18% Proficient, and 3% Advanced.