Good news for Minnesota students and educators: you’re tops when it comes to the third ‘R‘.
In Minnesota, the average score was 249 (out of 500) for fourth-graders and 294 for eighth-graders. Both of those scores rank the state near the top, well ahead of the national average in each grade. Fourth-graders ranked third, behind Massachusetts (252) and New Hampshire (251). Eighth graders ranked second, behind only Massachusetts (299).
MPR’s Tom Weber passes along a link to a set of sample questions for this year’s test. The default set is 4th grade, but there’s another tab for 8th grade if you want a challenge to go along with your coffee break.
Don’t be shy, post your scores in the comments.