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Students stumble in 2 areas

Reading and math scores fell slightly last school year but science scores rose as pupils adjust to the Common Core

By Nanea Kalani

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 26, 2014

~~<p>After a decade of steady growth, the number of Hawaii public school students scoring proficient in math dipped slightly last school year while reading scores also slid &mdash; decreases officials say were expected as the state continues its transition to a more rigorous set of curriculum standards and as schools gear up for a new standardized assessment this year.</p>
<p>Statewide, 59 percent of isle students tested proficient in math for the 2013-14 school year, down from 60 percent the year before, state Department of Education data released Monday show. In reading, 69 percent of students were proficient, down from 72 percent a year prior.</p>
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After a decade of steady growth, the number of Hawaii public school students scoring proficient in math dipped slightly last school year while reading scores also slid — decreases officials say were expected as the state continues its transition to a more rigorous set of curriculum standards and as schools gear up for a new standardized assessment this year.

Statewide, 59 percent of isle students tested proficient in math for the 2013-14 school year, down from 60 percent the year before, state Department of Education data released Monday show. In reading, 69 percent of students were proficient, down from 72 percent a year prior. Login for more...



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