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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Science Letter to the Editor Science-Score Declines Have Impact Well Beyond the Classroom
Science understanding is valuable not only for careers in STEM but also for students' critical thinking and analytical skills.
Science The Latest Science Scores Are Out. The News Isn't Good for Schools
At a time when the pandemic highlights the importance of science, student scores in that subject are either flat or declining on NAEP.
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.