Wednesday, April 25th

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Wisconsin students' reading and math scores remained flat in the latest assessment known as the Nation's Report Card.

In most cases, Wisconsin students performed better than the national average, with 35% to 42% of students deemed proficient or above, depending on the subject and grade level.

But the state's largest district, Milwaukee Public Schools, continues to struggle, scoring well below state averages and behind almost every other large urban district tested.

And significant gaps persist in academic performance among students along racial, socioeconomic and other lines throughout the state.

Outgoing MPS Superintendent Darienne Driver said she was disappointed in the overall results for MPS, where proficiency rates were on average 12% to 15%.

"It is unacceptable that our students, especially our students of color, are, for the most part, scoring below state and national levels," Driver said in a news release after the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress, or NAEP, results were published last week.