A comparison of how Kentucky’s KPREP school assessment grading stacks up to other states

The U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences under the National Center for Education Statistics just posted an interesting study titled “Mapping State Proficiency Standards Onto the NAEP Scales: Results From the 2017 NAEP Reading and Mathematics Assessments.” Essentially, this study uses the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) as a ruler to allow…

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…

White minus black achievement gaps continue problematic in new NAEP results – Grade 4 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. Here is how the NAEP Grade 4 Reading assessment…

Are there issues with the 2017 NAEP’s validity?

As I discussed earlier today, some folks have been raising concerns about the accuracy of the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), for which scores just released to the public today. The concerns gained added weight several weeks ago when the Louisiana superintendent of education wrote a letter outlining a contention that NAEP’s switch…

BROKEN PROMISE? Common Core tests were supposed to usher in a new era of comparing America’s schools

Back in 2010 one of the major reasons we heard for adopting the Common Core State Standards was that the results from new Common Core-aligned tests would be comparable across states. It’s now 2017, and as Chalkbeat points out, this is yet another promise from the education community that hasn’t been kept. Kentucky, of course,…