New NAEP shows charter schools in Atlanta make difference for black students, and it’s getting better!

Despite a lot of hand-wringing about the new, generally disappointing results in the National Assessment of Educational Progress’ (NAEP) reading and math results for 2019, there is a real bright spot regarding Atlanta’s charter schools. Without question, black students who attend Atlanta’s charter schools do notably better than black students who attend that city’s traditional…

NAEP 2019 – How does Kentucky really compare to other states? Grade 8 Math

This is the final blog in this series comparing Kentucky’s performance on the NAEP to other states. I provided some cautions in the first blog, which had Grade 4 reading results, about why comparisons of state performances with the National Assessment of Educational Progress using all student average scores ignores major differences in student demographics…

NAEP 2019 – How does Kentucky really compare to other states? Grade 8 Reading

This is the third blog in this series comparing Kentucky’s performance on the NAEP to other states. I provided some cautions in the first blog, which had Grade 4 reading results, about why comparisons of state performances with the National Assessment of Educational Progress using all student average scores ignores major differences in student demographics…

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

This is the second blog in this series comparing Kentucky’s performance on the NAEP to other states. I provided some cautions in the first blog, which had Grade 4 reading results, about why comparisons of state performances with the National Assessment of Educational Progress using all student average scores ignores major differences in student demographics…

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.”…