After being put to the test and compared globally, the results are in. The rankings showed they rank in the top half of all states.
The good news is Kansas students are near the top. When it comes to math and science, eighth graders ranked in the upper half.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Just how smart are Kansas eighth graders?
The results are in from a new report comparing the 2011 National Assessment of Educational Progress from every state and several other countries.
Out of a scale of 1,000 points, Kansas students averaged a score of 524 in math and 534 in science.
The scores are considered to be slightly above average, just below Massachusetts which had the overall highest score among the 50 states.
Southeast Asia was at the top, including South Korea, Hong Kong and Japan.
Alabama, Mississippi and Washington D.C. students had some of the lowest scores.
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