Education Report Roundup

Student Achievement

By Kathleen Kennedy Manzo — January 11, 2005 1 min read

Achievement among secondary school students has stalled in the three years since the No Child Left Behind Act was passed, indicating greater attention is needed for improving the nation’s high schools, concludes a report released last week.

“Stalled in Secondary: A Look at Student Achievement Since the No Child Left Behind Act” is available online from The Education Trust. ()

The report, conducted by The Education Trust, a Washington-based research organization, is a followup to its Oct. 2004 analysis of student achievement. The latest examination found little improvement on state assessments for high school students.

While math achievement has improved somewhat at the elementary and middle school levels in nearly all the states studied, the same was true in just 14 of the 21 states for which high school test scores were analyzed.

A version of this article appeared in the January 12, 2005 edition of Education Week