Accountability

NAEP Measures Progress in Urban School Districts

By Dakarai I. Aarons — December 08, 2009 1 min read

The latest data from the Trial Urban District Assessment, a special administration of the National Assessment of Educational Progress, are out this morning.

Check out this story by my colleague Sean Cavanagh for more details. Leaders in the District of Columbia, Boston, Austin, Texas and San Diego all have gains to be proud of.

For school leaders in Detroit, however, the results showed a grim reality: 69 percent of children scored below basic on 4th grade math and 77 percent scored below basic in 8th grade math.

Robert C. Bobb, the emergency financial manager appointed this spring, minced no words in a statement this morning: “This is a complete indictment of the adult leadership in this district. We want people to have not just a sense of urgency after seeing these scores, but a sense of outrage over these scores. “

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A version of this news article first appeared in the District Dossier blog.