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Small Education Gains, Big Pricetag

Created on October 29, 2015

Small Education Gains, Big Pricetag

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Read the original report, "More Spending Adds Up to Underwhelming Math and Reading Scores," by Lindsey Burke.

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) shows that 4th– and 8th–grade test scores have made only modest gains since 1992, and that several scores dipped this year. During the same period, annual per-pupil spending jumped by $4,100 (48 percent) to $12,605.

Notes: Spending figures for 2013 and 2014 are projections. Some figures have been interpolated. Source: National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov.

Tags: NAEP, National-Assessment-of-Educational-Progress, report-card, education-spending