A new report on student proficiency shows fourth and eighth graders in Nevada lag behind the country in math and reading skills.
Known as the Nation's Report Card, the assessment released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Education is based on a standardized test and used to gauge student achievement in math and reading.
Nevada is among 11 states and the District of Columbia where students scored lower than national proficiency in math; and among 14 that had lower reading proficiency.
State Superintendent Dale Erquiaga says he's generally pleased with the report, noting Nevada students didn't lose a lot of ground.
Erquiaga says he expects more positive results going forward as education reforms are implemented. (AP)