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W.Va. students' reading, math skills improve

   CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- The math and reading skills of West Virginia fourth and eighth graders are improving.
   The 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress shows 35 percent of fourth graders and 24 percent of eighth graders scored at or above the proficient level in math. In 2011, 31 percent of fourth graders and 21 percent of eighth graders met or exceeded the standard.
   Twenty-five percent of eighth graders scored at or above the reading proficient level, up from 24 percent in 2011. Twenty-seven percent of fourth graders met or exceeded the standard, the same as in 2011.
   Nationwide, 42 percent of fourth graders and 35 percent of eighth graders scored at or above the math proficient level. In reading, 35 percent of fourth graders and 36 percent of eighth graders hit that mark.

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