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Class-size reduction hasn’t worked per Nevada Department of Education statistics | VICTOR JOECKS

The Nevada Department of Education is inadvertently making a compelling case for gutting the class-size reduction program.

To start, there’s good news about education in Nevada. From 2009 to 2019, Nevada’s fourth grade reading scores saw a statistically significant increase on the Nation’s Report Card. The average score increased from 211 to 218. The point scale isn’t intuitive, so for context, a score of 208 denotes a “basic” level of achievement. A score of 238 means a student is deemed “proficient.”

In 2019, Nevada’s fourth grade reading scores nearly reached the national average of 219. That doesn’t put Nevada in

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