(Hartford, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – Good news for Connecticut when it comes to the “nation’s report card.”

While only a quarter of U.S. high schools showed solid performance in math, Connecticut was tops in reading among a select group of 13 states that took part in the 2013 grade 12 assessment.

In addition, Connecticut made strides in narrowing the achievement gap between black and white students in reading.

It’s the first time such progress has been made in Connecticut across two National Assessment of Educational Progress administrations.

Governor Dannel Malloy says the news is proof that improvement in public schools is working.

State education commissioner Stefan Pryor says while the news is good, there is still work to be done in narrowing that gap even more.


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