CMS fourth and eighth graders are performing about the same in math and reading as they were two years ago, according to the National Assessment of Education Progress. The tests have been given to a sample of students across the country since 2003. At a time when state tests are drastically changing, these scores provide a way to compare student performance from year to year.
CMS is one of 21 urban districts across the country to receive scores. CMS scored highest among them in math and second highest in reading. CMS also had the lowest percentage of low-income students among those urban districts.