National tests show little of the dramatic improvements reported on state exams:
"Chicago public school students made little progress on the most recent national math and reading exams, leaving the city near the bottom when compared with other large urban areas, according to data released Thursday.
Poor marks for Chicago schools Sun Times
After a lifetime of reforms under Mayor Daley, how do Chicago public school students stack up against their big-city peers? Anywhere from the near-bottom to the middle of the pack, according to fourth- and eighth-grade reading and math scores released Thursday for 11 big-city districts.
UPDATE: Blogger Matt Yglesias (here) provides this handy visual showing how CPS compares:
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