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State ranks low on Nation’s Report Card

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On the national level, reading and math scores have increased slightly for both fourth and eighth graders since 2005.

Lincoln Parish Accountability Coordinator Betty Wall said she is not surprised Louisiana’s NAEP scores are below the national average.

“A lot of it has to do with the high number of students living in poverty with low-educated parents and not having the enrichment at home,” Wall said. “Being read to determines more than anything else a child’s reading, and that’s why we encourage teachers to read to them.

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