"We're on the right track." That's how state education officials describe how 4 th , 8th and 10th graders in the state did on their recent achievement tests. 

Deputy state schools superintendent Tony Evers says overall, scores in math went up in most every grade level. Reading scores rose slightly or were stable. The same held true for language arts, science and social studies.

Evers says there are signs the achievement gaps are narrowing especially in the area of the poverty gap.

But state educators still say there is still work to do in closing the gap between minority students and their white peers.

Evers says it's important to remember the standardized achievement tests, required by law, are only snapshots at a moment in time of students' learning abilities.

Albeit, an important indicator.

You can find how out each district and school in the state did on the statewide achievement tests by going to: www.dpi.gov/sig and click on Data Analysis.

AUDIO: Jim Dick reports ( :52 MP3 )

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