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The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) scores for 2017 were released earlier this week. The NAEP is also referred to as the ‘nation’s report card’ and is considered the ‘gold standard’ of standardized testing for the United States.
North Carolina’s scores were less than positive overall and 4th-grade math scores took a statistically significant a three-point nosedive. Continue reading
I’ve received a barrage of emails, Facebook messages, and calls about Education Secretary DeVos’ recent speech where she made a claim that Common Core was “dead.” It is not dead. Nor will it be until the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is dead. Continue reading
In an article at The Washington Post, the District of Columbia graduation rate was reported at 79%. However, there is a big ‘but’ that comes along with that number as 1% met math standards and 4% met reading standards. Continue reading
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NC DPI) has released student achievement data for the 2015-16 school year. Data includes school level, district level and student achievement information.
As previously reported, the graduation rate in the state as state by NC DPI is 85.8%. However the grade level proficiency and career and college readiness of students in key subject areas of English and Math remain nearly unchanged and low.
The End of Grade (EOG) exams are given to students in grades 3-8. They consist of two exams, math and english. Science exams are added in grades 5 and 8.
2015-16 ALL EOG 3-8
2015-16 ALL EOG 3-8
A look at the overall results of all EOG’s shows a state grade level proficiency rate of 56.3%.
The previous year’s state grade level proficiency rate was 55.7%. This represents an increase of just .6%. Continue reading
An education non-profit known for recruiting teachers to promote Common Core in the political arena has received a large grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
In June of 2016, Hope Street Group received a grant for $2,650,003 for the purpose of ‘training teachers on policy’ and working on ‘perception improvements’. Continue reading