NAEP 2019 – How does Kentucky really compare to other states? Grade 4 Reading

One of the pitfalls of comparing state performances with the National Assessment of Educational Progress is ignoring the major differences in student demographics across different states by only comparing the overall average score for all students tested in each state. Doing such simplistic “all student” comparisons winds up comparing scores for lots of white students…

Quote(s) of the Day – Regarding the newly released 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) scores for math and reading

“Every American family needs to open The Nation’s Report Card this year and think about what it means for their child and for our country’s future. The results are, frankly, devastating. This country is in a student achievement crisis, and over the past decade it has continued to worsen, especially for our most vulnerable students.”…

Those large Kentucky high school graduation rates – The school-level story

I wrote recently about the fact that Kentucky’s recently reported high school graduation rates might be more due to social promotion than real improvement in education. That first blog in this series looked at overall statewide averages for a statistic we have developed called the Transition Ready Graduation Rate (TRGR). This shows the proportion of…