National Assessment of Educational Progress
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Discomfort with history means that for the most part we as a country have allowed clouds of spun sugar to wrap around ugly truths. The young man steeped in racist ideology who murdered nine people in Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston last week has forced the nation to confront that complacence.
In geography, a test on which students were asked to use an atlas to identify lakes created by the Hoover Dam, 27 percent
Over time, as the graduation rate has increased, NAEP has included more students who would have dropped out in previous years
A blizzard of education reports and studies appears every year. This swirl of information, analysis, and commentary -- some of which is contradictory -- makes it difficult to understand the condition of America's public schools. In short, are the schools getting better or worse?
What do you think of the graphs? Let us know in the comments section. Earlier this month, results from the National Assessment
NEW YORK -- American students continued glacial improvements in reading and math at the fourth grade and eighth grade levels
In the early 1990s, Maryland put in place a complex, performance-based assessment to determine if elementary school students could demonstrate complex problem-solving and think critically across disciplines. The state was in an uproar.
What do we have to show for those "attainable" standards? A pitiful 12th in reading, 17th in science, and 25th in math when
But the findings aren't all positive. Since 2008, only 13-year-olds posted score increases. The overall results illustrate
On average, fourth-graders scored 218 out of a total of 500 points, and eighth-graders scored 265. The top-performing fourth
Young people are volunteering and serving their communities at record rates -- and they deserve the right to ask candidates questions, and to be engaged in this election.