The results are disheartening: math scores are down and there is no improvement in reading scores for the twelfth graders who took these tests. And again, there are large disparities in achievement along racial lines; a thirty-point gap still remains in both reading and math when comparing black with white students. Numerous studies on achievement gaps are available online from NAEP. Racial and Ethnic Achievement Gaps (Stanford) provides additional data.
Reading and Math Scores from the Latest Nation’s Report Cards