TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - Scores are going up in the Tupelo Public School District.
The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (http://bit.ly/SmyWJm ) reports that for black students, white students, students from low-income families and those better off, average scores on statewide tests improved more than five percentage points over 2011.
The newspaper analyzed scores of English and math tests taken by third- to eighth-grade students, averaging scores for both tests across all six grades.
It says that in 2011, 39% of black students scored at least 'proficient,' compared to 74.5% of white students. Last spring, about 46.2% of black students and 80.6% of white students did that well.
The percentage of economically disadvantaged students reaching that mark rose from 39.4 to 47. For others, the percentage rose from 75.3 to 80.8.
Information from: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, http://djournal.com
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