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Arkansas Students Show Gains in Geometry, Algebra

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Arkansas students made gains this year in geometry and algebra while high school juniors' literacy scores remained flat.  That's according to test scores released today by the state Education Department.

The state released scores from its end-of-course benchmark tests for its algebra 1 and geometry students and from the 11th grade literacy examination.  The majority of students take the algebra and geometry exams in April, but some took the exam in January because of block scheduling.

Last month, state officials announced that benchmark exam scores generally improved over the past year and said the figures showed a narrowing of the achievement gap between white students and minorities for the second year in a row.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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