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Student Achievement Letter to the Editor We Must Reimagine Our Ed. System, NAEP Results Show
Let’s use this as an opportunity to reenvision how our education system operates, says this letter to the editor.
September 20, 2022
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Student Achievement Digging Deeper Into the Stark Declines on NAEP: 5 Things to Know
What the national assessment can—and can’t—illuminate about the effects of the past two pandemic years.
Sarah Schwartz, September 2, 2022
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Student Achievement Students' Math and Reading Plummet, Erasing Years of Gains, National Assessment Finds
It's a perfect storm of bad news: Student achievement plummeted, and the declines were greatest among the most vulnerable students.
Sarah Schwartz, September 1, 2022
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Assessment Letter to the Editor We Need NAEP
The president and CEO of Knowledge Alliance responds to a recent opinion essay's criticism of the National Assessment of Educational Progress.
July 12, 2022
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Assessment Letter to the Editor 2022 Assessment ‘Most Important’ Ever
The executive director of the National Assessment Governing Board responds to criticism of NAEP in this letter to the editor.
July 12, 2022
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Assessment Opinion Ignore NAEP. Better Yet, Abolish It
We’ve got to stop testing schools to death, writes Al Kingsley. National (and international) tests won't “fix” education.
Al Kingsley, June 6, 2022
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Assessment Opinion The Future, Present, and Past of 'the Nation's Report Card'
What lies ahead for the nation's only true barometer of the state of K-12 education?
Rick Hess, May 26, 2022
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Assessment The 'Nation's Report Card' Is Getting an Overhaul: 5 Things to Know
The leaders of NAEP have big plans for making the test more nimble, flexible, and useful.
Stephen Sawchuk, March 22, 2022
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College & Workforce Readiness What the Research Says 12th Graders Took Harder Courses and Got Higher GPAs, But Test Scores Fell. What Gives?
A federal study finds that improvements in high school students' course-taking and GPAs did not lead to higher NAEP scores.
Sarah D. Sparks, March 16, 2022
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Policy & Politics Opinion Schooling Is in Tempestuous Times. Troublemaker Checker Finn Weighs In
Chester E. Finn Jr., a force in American education for more than four decades, talks about testing, school choice, excellence, and more.
Rick Hess, October 21, 2021
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Assessment Data Young Adolescents' Scores Trended to Historic Lows on National Tests. And That's Before COVID Hit
The past decade saw unprecedented declines in the National Assessment of Educational Progress's longitudinal study.
Sarah D. Sparks, October 14, 2021
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Assessment 'Nation's Report Card' Has a New Reading Framework, After a Drawn-Out Battle Over Equity
The new framework for the National Assessment of Educational Progress will guide development of the 2026 reading test.
Sarah Schwartz, August 13, 2021
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School & District Management The Fastest-Improving City School Districts Aren't the Ones You Might Expect
An analysis of how much city districts are overcoming their demographic odds reveals some surprising success stories as well as others where progress is slipping.
Stephen Sawchuk, July 1, 2021
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Reading & Literacy Is the Bottom Falling Out for Readers Who Struggle the Most?
A growing proportion of 4th and 8th graders read at the lowest level on national tests. Experts are working to understand why.
Sarah D. Sparks, June 15, 2021
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