Regarding claims about Kentucky’s NAEP Reading progress
The Late Paul Harvey was a master at giving us “The rest of the story,” and we at BIPPS find ourselves continuing the tradition of filling in important, missing information in comments from others.
Our newest case in point just chirped up in Twitter, where the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) claims the state was one of only 10 to post an increase in National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Grade 4 reading scores (between 2013 and 2015).
The KDE made that claim based on another Tweet from the National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB), which says that 10 states saw score increases on the Grade 4 NAEP Reading Assessment.
According to both the NAEP Data Explorer web tool and to the 2015 NAEP Excel report for the reading assessments (Available from the “Data, Quick View” pull down menus at the bottom of this web page), there actually were 12 states that showed a statistically significant increase in their NAEP Grade 4 Reading Scale Scores between 2013 and 2015.
So, NAGB’s claim is not supported by multiple NAEP reports. Go figure.
But, flip to Page 2, because there is still more!