HISD Math and Reading Gains Outpace Texas Average on Nation’s Report Card

Since 2003, Houston students have improved their math and reading performance by wider margins than the rest of the state

December 07, 2011

Results of the 2011 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) show students in HISD are quickly gaining on their peers in Texas, while generally outperforming their counterparts in America's large cities.

The results of tests taken earlier this year by HISD fourth- and eighth-grade students show students here are now much closer to reaching the statewide average than they were in 2003, despite HISD's much higher percentage of students who qualify for free or reduced-price lunches and students who were not raised speaking English.
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