Assessment Opinion The National Assessment Governing Board’s Troubling Gag Order
NAGB's recently released restrictions on how its board members can communicate set a troubling precedent.
Reading & Literacy Struggling Readers Score Lower on Foundational Skills, Analysis of National Test Finds
The results paint a more detailed picture of students who are designated below basic on the National Assessment of Educational Progress.
Assessment It's Official: National Test Is Postponed Due to COVID-19 Concerns
The delay of the 2021 NAEP is a missed opportunity to measure students' pandemic-related learning losses, state by state.
College & Workforce Readiness Even Before Pandemic, National Test Finds Most Seniors Unready for College Reading, Math
Little more than 1 in 3 American 12th graders read proficiently and fewer than 1 in 4 performed proficiently in math on the 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress.
Assessment 8th Graders Don't Know Much About History, National Exam Shows
There was no good news for social studies instruction in the latest national assessment results: 8th graders’ performance plunged in history, dipped in geography, and stayed flat in civics.
School & District Management States Raise 'Proficient' Bar on Tests in Last 10 Years, Study Finds
Most states have raised their expectations for what constitutes proficiency on state math and reading tests in the last decade, according to a new study.
Assessment Girls Outshine Boys on Federal Exam of Tech, Engineering Skills
Overall, average scores were up two points since 2014 on the National Assessment of Educational Progress in Technology and Engineering Literacy.
School & District Management Achievement Gap Between Rich and Poor Is Unchanged After 50 Years, Study Says
A study finds that the achievement gap between the most and least wealthy students barely budged and scholars met last week to hash out some reasons why.
Assessment Opinion Setting NAEP Performance Standards: How We Got Here
Marc Tucker recounts the history of criticism of NAEP's standard-setting process and proposes a new model for The Nation's Report Card.
Student Achievement Opinion NAEP Must Get Its Standards Right This Time
With NAEP at a critical crossroads as the Nation's Report Card's governing board sets new proficiency standards, Marc Tucker argues the board must align those standards to real-world college and career readiness or U.S. students and schools will pay the price.