Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Nine Missourians were honored as winners of the 2018 Missouri Breaking Traditions awards at a ceremony in Jefferson City on Monday, April 23. The Breaking Traditions awards honor students, educators and employers for their achievements related to nontraditional careers.
The 2018 awards and recipients are as follows:
Missouri’s scores in national math and reading assessments remained steady in 2017, while landing at or above the national averages in all four testing categories among students in the state scoring either basic, proficient, or advanced.
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) assesses fourth- and eighth-grade students across the country in math and reading every two years. Missouri’s 2017 scores were not statistically different than those in 2015, as nearly 2,300 Missouri students were tested in each subject/grade.