Texas African-American students rank fourth nationally on eighth-grade science NAEP

Texas students in every major ethnic group significantly outscored their peers nationally on the eighth grade National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) science test, with the state’s African-American students earning the fourth highest score in the country compared to other African-American students.

Test results released today by the National Center for Education Statistics show that when the data is reported by ethnic groups, Texas’ Hispanic students earned the sixth highest score and the state’s white students ranked eighth among their peers.

Texas students who are Asian or English Language Learners also significantly outscored their peer groups nationally.  Texans also substantially outperformed their peer groups from other large, diverse states.

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