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NC 4th Grade NAEP Math Scores Tumble; Rest are “Steady”

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

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A Scary Story Just In Time For Halloween: NC NAEP Scores Drop In All But One Category – #nced #ncdpi

Just in time for Halloween, parents get a scary story. The NAEP scores are in and, nationally, the scores declined.

For the first time since the early 1990’s math scores of 4th and 8th graders dropped. Looking specifically at 8th grade, the numbers took a significant drop in the category of ‘at or above proficiency’. Those scores went from 35% in 2013 to 33% in 2015.

The reading wasn’t any better. 8th graders went from 36% in 2013 to 34% in 2015.

So what’s different? What went on during these years?

The majority of states implemented Common Core. Supporters told us the standards would ‘move the needle’ on achievement. Common Core moved the needle alright — in the wrong direction.

KEEP READING…. Continue reading

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What They’re Saying About Education In NC – WE 10/30/15 – #NCed

Here’s a run down of some of the education news in North Carolina… and beyond. Reminder: Next Common Core Commission meeting is November 13th. That is a FRIDAY and not the usual meeting day, which is the third Monday of … Continue reading

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July NC Common Core Commission Meeting Postmortem

The North Carolina Academic Standards Review Commission (ASRC) tasked with reviewing and making recommendations on the Common Core Standards met on Monday, July 20th.
This is a run down of what took place, with notes, minutes and materials. Continue reading

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How Does Rep. Craig Horn Define Proficiency and Rigor?

How does Rep. Craig Horn define ‘proficiency and rigor’?

According to Horn’s press release yesterday, the definition is tied to how well our state scored on a flawed system (NAEP) that is not benchmarked to international standards and to a manipulated grading system which is being manipulated even further with two separate NCGA bills.

KEEP READING…. IT’S WORSE THAN YOU THINK. Continue reading

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