Adding and subsequently removing a grader
would be disruptive.
This year, 39 percent of Texas fourth graders
scored at or above proficient, compared to 37 percent of national fourth graders
For example, use of cigarettes in the past 30 days as reported in 2007 was 7% among 8th graders
(compared with a peak of 21% in 1996), 14% among 10th graders
(compared with a peak of 30% in 1996), and 22% among 12th graders
(compared with a peak of 37% in 1997).
In addition, 17% of 8th graders
, 28% of 10th graders
, and 40% of 12th graders
reported that anabolic steroids were fairly easy or very easy to get, yet the lifetime use among youngsters is at its lowest since peaking in 2000 (currently 2% among students in all grades).
And while past-year abuse of OxyContin decreased significantly among 12th graders
In fact, some third graders
(25%) engaged in the aforementioned memory strategy twice within a given recall protocol [i.
The most common reasons they cited were fear of STDs (34% of ninth graders
and 38% of 12th graders
) and parental disapproval (36% and 33%, respectively).
Kindergarten children told mostly fantasy stories, first and second graders
told mostly realistic fiction, and third graders
told mostly personal narratives.
5% of 12th graders
in the past year) and other illicit drugs including PCP, nonheroin narcotics, and methamphetamine.
, who will be paid $15 an hour, must provide a minimum of three seven-hour days each week.
Berliner says Gallagher's assertion that 57 percent of American fourth-graders
cannot read is "nonsense" and adds, "1 do not believe there is any data whatsoever that would say that 57 percent of fourth graders
are unable to read.