Public schools

Test Scores for High School Seniors Stagnant

No better in reading or math than 40 years ago

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Students preparing to leave high school are faring no better in reading or math than students did four decades ago.

That's according to a government report — popularly called the nation's report card — that was released Thursday.

Test scores for 17-year-olds have changed little since the early 1970s. But students ages 9 and 13 have improved their performances during the same period.