Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is not giving out gold stars.
“Today's results once again show that the achievement of American students isn’t growing fast enough. After modest gains in recent years, fourth-grade reading scores are flat and eighth-grade scores were up just one point. The achievement gap didn’t narrow by a statistically significant amount in either grade."
The Nation's Report Card in Reading for fourth-[and]-eighth-graders was released on March 24.