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Only 7 Percent of Detroit Public School 8th Graders are Proficient in Reading

| by Michael Allen

Only 7 percent of the eighth graders in Detroit, Michigan public schools scored well enough on the National Assessment of Educational Progress test in 2011 to be rated "proficient" or better in reading, according to the U.S. Department of Education.

Only 4 percent scored high enough to be rated “proficient” or better in math, reports CNSNews.com.

Statewide in Michigan, 32 percent of public schooled eighth graders scored grade-level proficient or better in reading, while 31 percent scored grade-level proficient or better in math.

68 percent of Michigan public-school eighth graders are not proficient in reading and 69 percent are not proficient in math.