Our very own Dick Innes, Education Analyst for the Bluegrass Institute, was interviewed for today’s report from WFPL Louisville on the newest National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) scores in science.
In the report, Innes comments on the discrepancy in science scores between Kentucky and the rest of the nation. While many states have put less emphasis on science in the classroom:
“Kentucky didn’t do that,” said Innes. “We kept on with science in our assessment program, which told our schools, science is important and we don’t want you to forget to teach it,” he said.
Despite Kentucky’s above-average science scores, Innes reminds readers that one must compare apples to apples when making judgements on student performance. See here for more on this important issue from Dick Innes.