Public schools

Test Scores for High School Seniors Stagnant

No better in reading or math than 40 years ago


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.