These statistics both enrage and nauseate me:

https://nationsreportcard.gov/

 

Image shows an interactive report card in table format that provides an overview of national student performance on recent assessments. Table data answers the question “what percentage of students performed at or above Proficient in the nation?” Specific data for the most recent assessment year for each of eight subjects at grades 4, 8, and 12 are as follows:    For Civics, the percentage at or above Proficient was 27 at grade 4 in 2010; it was 23 at grade 8 in 2014; and it was 24 at grade 12 in 2010.    For Economics, the percentage at or above Proficient at was 42 at grade 12 in 2012. The assessment was not administered at grades 4 and 8; therefore, no data is provided for those grades.    For Geography, the percentage at or above Proficient was 21 at grade 4 in 2010; it was 27 at grade 8 in 2014; and it was 20 at grade 12 in 2010.    For Mathematics, the percentage at or above Proficient was 40 at grade 4 in 2015; it was 33 at grade 8 in 2015; and it was 25 at grade 12 in 2015.    For Reading, the percentage at or above Proficient was 36 at grade 4 in 2015; it was 34 at grade 8 in 2015; and it was 37 at grade 12 in 2015.    For Science, the percentage at or above Proficient was 38 at grade 4 in 2015; it was 34 at grade 8 in 2015; and it was 22 at grade 12 in 2015.    For TEL, the percentage at or above Proficient was 43 at grade 8 in 2014. The assessment was not administered at grades 4 and 12; therefore, no data is provided for those grades. For U.S. History, the percentage at or above Proficient was 20 at grade 4 in 2010; it was 18 at grade 8 in 2014; and it was 12 at grade 12 in 2010.    For Writing, the percentage at or above Proficient was 27 at grade 8 in 2011 and 27 at grade 12 in 2011. The assessment was not administered at grade 4; therefore, no data is provided for that grade. What
percentage
of students
performed
at or above
Proficient
in the nation?

interactive report card

graphic key

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