Cincinnati public schools report math scores lower by like around 10% which is more or less about the same as around 10 out of every 100 or so.
Cincinnati Public Schools officials say they figured out that student math scores were lower this year after a hired consultant explained the percentage change in score can be calculated by subtracting this year's scores from last year's scores and then dividing the difference by last year's scores. School Board Spokesman Walter Ellingsworth said, "At first when we all did the long division none of us were getting the same answer but it seemed like a few of us were close enough to make an estimate." When asked if the lower score reflects a systemic problem in the educational system, officials stated, "Let's not forget sometimes after doing long division there can be these extra numbers left over which complicates everything because of decimals or whatever. This is the kind of thing that makes people shy away from math and could be the reason we are seeing declining scores."
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