A new report from the Southern Regional Education Board credits Arkansas for doing a good job at getting kids in pre-K programs, but notes our continued low college completion rate. The report has other pluses and minuses:
Plus — some narrowing of the gap between black and white test scores.
Minus — some evidence that state benchmark tests are scored too easily in some cases, judging by scores in comparable subjects on national tests.
Here’s a link to the full Arkansas report.
Key Arkansas findings, according to SREB: