Massachusetts students rank first in the nation for the fifth consecutive time

Mass Students Are Number One

MTA President Paul Toner applauded educators for the “remarkable achievement” of their students, who scored top in the country in reading and math for the fifth consecutive time.

“Your hard work has paid off once again,” said Toner, praising teachers, education support professionals and administrators for the state’s success on the National Assessment of Educational Progress, a test often called the nation’s report card. NAEP is administered to a representative sample of students throughout the country and provides overall scores state by state as well as breakdowns in scores by subgroups.

According to the 2013 NAEP results, Massachusetts ranked first alone among the states in 8th grade mathematics, and tied for first in 4th grade reading, 4th grade mathematics, and 8th grade reading. On all four tests, Massachusetts students scored well above the national average.

Massachusetts students have scored first or tied for first place on all four NAEP tests in 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, and 2013.