Wyoming students test above national average

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming students have scored higher than national averages on standardized reading and math tests.

Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports that the 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress released Tuesday reflects the academic proficiency scores of about 8,900 Wyoming students across about 210 schools.

School officials say Wyoming students outperformed its six neighboring states in fourth-grade math recording 87% of scores were at or above the basic achievement level.

Officials say the state tied its neighbors in fourth-grade reading, eighth-grade reading and eighth-grade math.

Officials say state score averages for special education students also surpassed the national averages.

School officials say data from the nationwide assessment was also categorized by geographic lines showing Wyoming students outscored national averages in cities, towns and rural regions.