Fourth and eighth graders in the United States are generally doing better in science, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, or NAEP. The data, released Thursday, showed scores for high school seniors were flat.
In Georgia, fourth and eighth graders scored slightly below the national average in 2015. But Bill Bushaw, executive director of the National Assessment Governing Board, says it’s not all about raw scores.
“What we’re looking for, and what we actually saw in this assessment, is growth, is progress,” Bushaw said.