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Sunday, January 6, 2013

Vocabulary isn't a strong suit for Nevada students, whose average scores on a redesigned test beat only a handful of other states, according to the Nation's Report Card released this week by the U.S. Department of Education. 

Nevada fourth-graders scored higher than their peers in just six other states on the vocabulary section of the 2011 National Assessment of Educational Progress reading assessment. The only lower average scores came from Alaska, California, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi and New Mexico.

Source Las Vegas Review Journal (click on headline above).


Anonymous said...

Colleen RT

As a parent I find this disturbing. I have looked at my kids vocabulary lists and the idea that on a third grade list the students need to spell the word "biting" is crazy. Our children aren't succeeding because their not being nudged to do so.

Eric Raba said...

Unfortunately this is a trend we will see continue. With education usually being the first cut on the budget table, I don't see this improving.

Anonymous said...

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In my opinion, children are not learning how to spell because technology is available to tell you whether something is spelled correctly or not. Also, parents should be going over vocabulary with their children making sure they understand the concepts as well as helping them. There is only so much a school teacher can do.