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D.C. students average 62 on health test

Friday - 12/14/2012, 9:25am  ET

WASHINGTON - District of Columbia students scored an average 62 on a standardized health test measuring their knowledge of nutrition, disease prevention, sex education and wellness.

Schools officials say the test was administered for the first time in the spring to students in fifth grade through high school. The testing was mandated by the district's Healthy Schools Act of 2010.

Sandra Schlicker, the head of wellness and nutrition services for the superintendent's office, says she was pleasantly surprised by the results.

The Washington Post reports ( http://wapo.st/W9Pov9) that Schlicker added it is hard to know how the scores would compare to other schools because other cities and states do not give the test.

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Information from: The Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com


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