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Rural students struggle on New Mexico's standardized tests


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Some rural New Mexico school districts with sizable Native American student populations continue to struggle on the state's standardized test even as Native Americans statewide show progress and larger school districts near reservations post record growth.

An analysis of state Public Education Department data by The Associated Press found that the Zuni and Dulce school districts had the highest percentage of students last year scoring "level 1" — the lowest available ranking and well below the proficient mark.

According to state numbers, 45 percent of Zuni Publi...

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