In a 2016 photo, 2nd Lt. Joshua Gonzalez of 9th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division explains basic concepts of physics to Murray Elementary School fourth-grade students at Fort Stewart, Ga., during the school's second annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Day. NICHOLAS HOLMES/U.S. ARMY
In a 2016 photo, 2nd Lt. Joshua Gonzalez of 9th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division explains basic concepts of physics to Murray Elementary School fourth-grade students at Fort Stewart, Ga., during the school's second annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Day. NICHOLAS HOLMES/U.S. ARMY

Military base students outperform peers in national reading and math test

by Jennifer H. Svan
Stars and Stripes

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany – U.S. military base students in fourth and eighth grades earned the highest percentage of reading proficiency in the nation and outpaced civilian schools in math, the latest national test results show.

Department of Defense Education Activity fourth-graders topped the nation in math proficiency, while DODEA eighth-graders ranked second in the subject, alongside New Jersey and behind Massachusetts.

DODEA eighth-grade reading scores held steady since the last time they took the National Assessment of Educational Progress test in 2017, while fourth-graders slightly improved theirs, the results show.

Meanwhile, DODEA’s black and Hispanic students outperformed students from the same minority groups in civilian schools in all 50 states, DODEA director Thomas M. Brady said in a statement.

Read more at: https://www.stripes.com/1.605366

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