New Hampshire’s Department of Education says student performance in the most recent round of standardized tests has improved in reading and math.
In 2005, 65 percent of the students in grades three through eight showed they were proficient in reading and 61 percent did well in math. That’s according to the New England Common Assessment Program tests. The results for this year show those numbers have increased to 77 percent and 71 percent, respectively.
This is the fifth year elementary and middle school students have taken the tests. It’s the third year high school students have been taking the tests.