A report card is out on the nation's schools, and New York doesn't have much to brag about, when it comes to reading, and math skills.
The National Assessment of Educational Progress says fewer than half - in some cases just one-third of New York's 4th and 8th graders are considered proficient in math and reading.
The report card says 40 percent of 4th graders, and 32 percent of 8th graders were proficient in math. When it comes to reading, only 37 percent of 4th graders, and 35 percent of 8th graders did well. They're doing slightly better than two years ago, and are considered "average", when compared to the rest of the country.
Students in the Massachusetts are leading the country, when it comes to math and reading skills.
The state ranks first in 8th grade math skills, and is tied for first place for 4th grade math, and 4th and 8th grade reading.