Charter school shocker! Cleveland charters do much better for black students

I wrote yesterday about the superior performance of black students in Atlanta’s charter schools on the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), but that wasn’t a total surprise because Atlanta’s charters had done well on the 2015 NAEP, too. But, this year there is a new charter school performance story, and it comes from…

What the new NAEP tells us about Atlanta’s Charter Schools

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) results from late winter 2017 testing have finally been released, and one of the more interesting findings is how black charter school students in the Atlanta, Georgia school system compare to blacks attending traditional public schools in that city. This table, which shows data extracted from the NAEP…

Kentucky’s white students almost stagnant in 2017 NAEP – Grade 8 Math

Without question, one of the more unpleasant surprises for me as I uncase the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) results is the disturbing picture for the state’s largest racial group, its white students. Math has been the Bluegrass State’s most challenging performance area on the NAEP for years, and Grade 8 math has…

Kentucky’s white students losing ground in 2017 NAEP – Grade 8 Reading

Without question, one of the more unpleasant surprises for me as I uncase the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) results is the disturbing picture for the state’s largest racial group, its white students. Let’s look at Eighth grade NAEP reading in the Bluegrass State. In 2015 as this graphic assembled with the NAEP…

Kentucky’s white students losing ground in 2017 NAEP – Grade 4 Math

Without question, one of the more unpleasant surprises for me as I uncase the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) results is the disturbing picture for the state’s largest racial group, its white students. Math has been the Bluegrass State’s most challenging performance area on the NAEP for years, though problems have been more…

Kentucky’s white students losing ground in 2017 NAEP – Grade 4 Reading

Without question, one of the more unpleasant surprises for me as I uncase the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) results is the disturbing picture for the state’s largest racial group, its white students. Fourth grade reading has been the Bluegrass State’s best performance area on the NAEP for years, and that was true…

News release: New board, reform-minded commissioner offer optimism for closing gaps, improving Ky’s education performance

(FRANKFORT, Ky.) – The Kentucky Board of Education named Wayne D. Lewis Jr., executive director of Education Policy and Programs in the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, as the commonwealth’s interim education commissioner today. Lewis, Ph.D., replaces Stephen Pruitt, who in September 2015 was unanimously approved as the sixth education commissioner in Kentucky’s history.…

White minus black achievement gaps continue problematic in new NAEP results – Grade 8 Math

The 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) results for Grade 4 and Grade 8 mathematics and reading have finally been released, and I already discussed Kentucky’s Grade 4 NAEP white minus black students’ reading gap and mathematics gap, and the Grade 8 Reading gap. So, let’s look at Kentucky’s NAEP Grade 8 white minus…

White minus black achievement gaps continue problematic in new NAEP results – Grade 8 Reading

The 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) results for Grade 4 and Grade 8 mathematics and reading have finally been released, and it is time to examine a key problem in Kentucky’s schools – the chronic achievement gaps between the state’s white and black students. I already discussed Kentucky’s Grade 4 NAEP white minus…

White minus black achievement gaps continue problematic in new NAEP results – Grade 4 Math

The 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) results for Grade 4 and Grade 8 mathematics and reading have finally been released, and it is time to examine a key problem in Kentucky’s schools – the chronic achievement gaps between the state’s white and black students. I already discussed the Grade 4 NAEP reading gap…