Jeremy Mikkola, flickr Creative Commons

Kansas schoolchildren are faring worse on a test known as the nation's report card.

The state's performance dip follows a national trend of falling scores on the National Assessment of Educational progress or NAEP.

The scores were released Wednesday.

They show that the math scores of Kansas fourth and eighth graders slipped over the last two years, which is similar to what happened with students nationally.

Kansas State Board of Education members face a decision about how much data to release from statewide math and reading tests after public schools faced problems administering the exams.

The board’s discussion today is a response to cyberattacks and glitches in the computerized testing system earlier this year.

The Center for Educational Testing and Evaluation at the University of Kansas told the board last month that it should not release data for individual schools and districts. The biggest problems occurred with testing from March 10 to April 10.

Kansas Students Slip On Standardized Tests

Sep 19, 2012
Shannan Muskopf / Flickr

A new report for Kansas public schools shows that students slipped in their performance on standardized tests during the past school year.

Deputy Education Commissioner Brad Neuenswander says officials are studying why the percentage of students meeting or exceeding standards in reading and math fell slightly in the 2011-2012 school year.

The figures from the Kansas Department of Education were presented yesterday to the State Board of Education.