Published: Nov 07, 2013 4:45 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida student scores rose slightly in math and reading on a national assessment.
    
Fourth-and-eighth grade students scored higher than they did in 2011 on the National Assessment of Educational Progress.
    
Scores released Thursday show fourth-grade reading scores are higher than the national average, while eighth-grade math scores are lower. Fourth-grade math and eighth-grade reading levels are about equal to the national average.
    
The results did show a narrowing of the achievement gap between white and black students in reading and math at both grades.
    
The test results are taken from roughly 6,000 students in the two grades.
    
State education officials emphasized that Florida has seen its scores go up over the last decade.

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