Kentucky’s students generally don’t outperform national peers in math

There seems to be a slow learning curve in some sectors of our state and nation about the challenges of trying to compare NAEP data from state to state. That is definitely true with the Kentucky Department of Education’s somewhat misleading headline about the new NAEP results for 2015. The news release headline blares, “Kentucky…

Drop in Kentucky’s Grade 8 education performance shown by more than NAEP

Regular readers know that the 2015 scores from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) were released yesterday, and I have already posted some initial blogs about the results. Some key points: • Kentucky’s NAEP performance in both math and reading in both the fourth and eighth grades is flat in 2015 compared to the…