California Study Questions Validity of Gains Under NCLB
Student progress in reading has stagnated and in some cases declined since the passage of the No Child Left Behind Act, says a study released last week that examines test scores in a dozen states and finds that their gains are often exaggerated as a result of overly easy exams.
The report, issued by researchers at three universities in California, compares 4th graders’ reading and math scores on individual, state-designed assessments with those on the National Assessment of Educational Progress.
The study points to the disparities between the percentage of students many of those states deem to be at least “proficient” in reading and math and those achieving...
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