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Florida's 12th-Graders Are Really, Really Bad at Math

Florida's 12th-Graders Are Really, Really Bad at Math
Photo: The Nation's Report Card, released today by the National Assessment of Educational Progress, Florida lags 7 points behind the country's average.

Here's a demographic breakdown of how students performed.

Florida's 12th-Graders Are Really, Really Bad at Math

Overall, Florida's score remained flat since the last time students were tested for the Nation's Report Card in 2009. Hispanics were the only group to improve.

"The report issued today shows that Florida's Hispanic students are definitely making progress toward closing the achievement gap," Florida education secretary Pam Stewart said in a statement. "I am very proud of their hard work and thank Florida's teachers for their exceptional dedication to student success. We need to keep the momentum moving forward to ensure our children are prepared for college, a career, and life."

Also notable is that there was no significant gap between boys and girls.

The results were a bit better for reading, but even there, Florida was two points behind the national average.

Florida's 12th-Graders Are Really, Really Bad at Math

The gender gap, however, did exist in reading, with girls scoring on average 12 points higher than boys.

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