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Published January 25, 2011, 03:38 PM

ND Students Do Well in National Science Testing

North Dakotans were among the best in the nation in science testing of students in grades four and eight.

By: Associated Press,

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakotans were among the best in the nation in science testing of students in grades four and eight.

In the 2009 National Assessment of Educational Progress, fourth-grade and eighth-grade students in North Dakota both had an average score of 162, higher than almost all other states.

The North Dakota scores on the federal test better known as The Nation's Report Card also were much higher than the national average of 149.

Data show that the percentage of North Dakota students who performed at or above basic and proficient levels also was much higher than the national average.

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