Published: Aug 11, 2011 6:42 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A new federal report shows Florida is a leader in setting reading proficiency standards but lags a bit in math.
    
The National Assessment of Educational Progress report released Thursday ranks Florida second for eighth grade and 13th for fourth grade reading standards.
    
Florida's math standards rank 15th for fourth grade and 26th for eighth grade.
    
State Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson said Florida set a high bar early on for reading standards.
    
The state also has recently updated its math standards but not all of those changes were captured by the national report.
    
It compares how state measurements of student achievement compare to national proficiency standards.

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