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Slight progress in closing achievement gap for Hispanic students

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MILWAUKEE (WKOW) – A new report on assessment tests for Wisconsin school students' shows progress for Hispanic Students.

The Tuesday report shows a slight progress in the achievement gap between Hispanic students and their fellow white classmates in math and science.

However, the report from the state Department of Public Information still showed white and Asian students in better positions to succeed in college or the workplace.

It is measured by "proficient or advanced" scores across all grades on tests in the current school year and four years ago.

Overall, the study shows that just under half of all Wisconsin students were considered proficient in math and just over one-third are proficient in reading.

The report also reinforced an earlier trend.  While some voucher schools showed improvement, they still trailed public schools in general.

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