Report on NAEP to Kentucky Board of Education today didn’t get it right

So, here is the “rest of the story” The Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) received a very disappointing presentation on the state’s performance in the 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) today, and I think the state’s citizens deserve a more balanced picture. The big problem was that the KBE presentation focused on using…

ACT for Kentucky’s public and non-public school students over the years

One of our more consistently requested reports Years ago, I started computing scores to answer a frequent question: How do Kentucky’s non-public school students, those in private, parochial and home schools, do on the ACT. The ACT, Inc. does not directly report scores for the non-public group of high school graduates. The ACT, Inc’s own…

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…