3 reflections on the National Assessment of Educational Progress 2017 talkfest
Frederick M. Hess | Education Next
Checker Finn And Michael Petrilli: Is America Still A Nation At Risk?
interview with Chester E. Finn Jr., Michael J. Petrilli via Education Gadfly (Thomas B. Fordham Institute)
Hoover Institution fellows Checker Finn and Michael Petrilli discuss this week’s NAEP results in the context of the thirty-fifth anniversary of A Nation at Risk.
NAEP 2017: America's "Lost Decade" Of Educational Progress
by Michael J. Petrilli via Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
As feared, the new results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress show that national trends are mostly flat. Coming on the heels of some modest declines in 2015, the 2017 scores amount to more bleak news. It’s now been almost a decade since we’ve seen strong growth in either reading or math, with the slight exception of eighth grade reading. There’s no way to sugarcoat these scores; they are extremely disappointing.
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