- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 30, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) - The latest standardized test scores show most District of Columbia students aren’t proficient in math or English, and large gaps remain between white students and their minority peers.

The city released results of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers exam on Tuesday. It’s the second year the test has been used in the city’s public and charter schools. The test is linked to the Common Core academic standards.

The results show that 19 percent of black students were proficient in math and 17 percent were proficient in English. That’s a slight increase over last year. The performance of white students in English decreased from 2015, with 74 percent now graded as proficient. In math, 71 percent of white students were found to be proficient.

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