Study: American Indian education stalledby Conrad Wilson, Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, Minn. — A report out Tuesday says the academic progress of American Indians is, for the most part, not improving.
The National Indian Education Study found roughly one-half to two-thirds of fourth- and eighth-grade students score at, or better than basic reading and math levels.
The findings for Minnesota follow the national trend.
"Statistically the achievement for this subpopulation of students is flat," said Jack Buckley, the commissioner for the Center for National Education Statistics. "They're not making any progress."
The figures use data from 2011. The report is done every other year since 2005, and "it's telling us where we have a lot more work to do in terms of our education," Buckley said.