In 2009, Detroit participated for the first time in the Trial Urban District Assessment of the National Assessment of Educational Progress. Here are scores for Detroit and D.C. public schools, on a 500-point scale, and the average scores for large cities.
SOURCE: National Assessment of Educational Progress | The Washington Post - Dec. 25, 2010
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