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StateImpact Indiana: Test Scores and Poverty

by Kyle Stokes

November 15, 2013

Indiana students made “significant improvements” on national benchmark exams that compare their academic performance to their peers across the country, according to official results released last week.  But the test score gains come paired with fresh evidence that the achievement gap between low-income and middle-class students isn’t getting any smaller.  StateImpact Indiana’s Kyle Stokes visited a community center outside Chicago to illustrate how poverty influences Indiana’s performance on international tests, too.