Minnesota 4th-graders best in the country in math tests

  • Article by: Kim McGuire , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 7, 2013 - 10:02 PM

Scores of Minnesota 8th-graders on the NAEP are fifth-highest in U.S.

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naseth12Nov. 7, 13 9:34 AM

So teachers are failing our kids, huh? Sorry, the data obviously say otherwise.

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mhrichardson99Nov. 7, 1310:27 AM

Gap still persists. Most of our white students are showing proficiency. An unacceptable number of our students of color are not. No matter the cause - other states are closing the gap - we can and must do better.

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firebirdNov. 7, 1310:28 AM

So we aren't spending enough? Sorry, the data obviously says otherwise.

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wbgleasonNov. 7, 1310:33 AM

I see those union thugs are at it again...

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braedonNov. 7, 1310:34 AM

Of course the Trib has to throw in the dig concerning achievement gap. States with low achievement gaps attain that by having lower achievement throughout their entire student population. This data shows that it is obvious that Minnesota has one of the best public school systems in the country. Look at international data and Minnesota is in the top 6 of the best education systems in the world. Can we do better? Of course we can. But it is a fact that Minnesota public schools are doing a better job of educating their students than virtually anyone else in the world.

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texas_technomanNov. 7, 1310:34 AM

I put all the blame for this on the teachers union, obviously they are not doing an adequate job of teaching our kids.

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badcopperNov. 7, 1311:53 AM

So why are are we spending more if the kids are hyper achieving? There apparently no problems to solve

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badcopperNov. 7, 1311:56 AM

Look at international data and Minnesota is in the top 6 of the best education systems in the world.----- then why are we dumping more money into education if we are already at the top with no evidence that there is or will be any backsliding?

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d434478Nov. 7, 1312:16 PM

"dumping more money"...what a comment. You want to keep ahead of the data b/c if you fall behind, a generation is lost. We have no problem with more of our money going to education...the absolute best investment our society can make. And world wide...the US is way behind the curve. Also...Thanks to some pretty great teachers in Minnesota!

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tmatuseskiNov. 7, 13 1:07 PM

There are those that would love to see public education eliminated and create an even greater disparity between the 1% and the rest. Some of the commentators here are obviously drones for these people, they will have something negative to say no matter how good the news is about Minnesota public education.

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