Students Earning More Credits, Grades Stagnate; Organization's 'Report Card' Surveys U.S. High Schoolers
Byline: Ben Wolfgang, THE WASHINGTON TIMES
The nation's high school students are earning more college credits on their path to graduation, but steady improvements in grade-point average have slowed in recent years, according to a major new survey from the National Center for Education Statistics.
The NCES released its 2009 Nation's Report Card on Wednesday, with test scores and other information gathered from 610 public schools and 130 private schools across the country. About 37,700 high school graduates were sampled for the report, the first such look at student performance and academic offerings since 2005.
The study found that the average high school …
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Publication information: Article title: Students Earning More Credits, Grades Stagnate; Organization's 'Report Card' Surveys U.S. High Schoolers. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: April 14, 2011. Page number: A03. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2011 Gale Group.
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