Illinois kids flunk basic science test

" About 70 percent of Illinois 4th and
8th graders lack basic knowledge in the physical, life and earth
sciences, according to national test results released Wednesday...The lackluster performance of state students on the 2005 National
Assessment of Educational Progress science exam was a slight decline
from the 2000 results...The Illinois scores on the rigorous national exam stand in stark
contrast to performance on the easier state science exam. Last year,
nearly three-quarters of Illinois 4th and 7th graders passed the state
science exam." 
Link: Illinois kids flunk basic science test | Chicago Tribune.

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