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People seemed to like my post explaining how changing demographics are masking improvements on the NAEP reading test. One comment that’s been voiced a couple times, by Kevin Drum and others, is that I used the Long-Term Trend NAEP as opposed to what everyone else was talking about, the main NAEP reading scores that were released last week. As I explained in the post, I used the Long-Term Continue Reading »
Your schools are not what they once were. Last week you were named one of only four states to have its fourth-grade reading scores decline on the National Assessment of Educational Progress, sometimes called the nation’s report card.
This is sad news, but it shouldn’t come as any great surprise: Iowa’s scores have been flat for nearly two decades. In 1992, you trailed oContinue Reading »
Stories from the NY Times, Mother Jones, and the Washington Post bemoaned the flat National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) reading scores released Wednesday. Jay Matthews called it the epitaph of the No Child Left Behind era. The results aren’t quite so simple.
See, NAEP is different than most standardized tests. It takes a sample of the current population in every state, Continue Reading »
The 4-day school week is becoming more and more common. Are state legislators “trying to balance the budget… on the backs our babies?” (Chicago Tribune)
Test-optional policies: How do they affect equity, college rankings, marketing, budgets, student body demographics? (The Chronicle of Higher Education)
Is raisiContinue Reading »