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Prichard Committee: NAEP results signal serious concern about declining progress in education

The latest results from the National Assessment for Educational Progress (NAEP), released Tueday, show a decline in fourth grade reading results and no meaningful improvement in eighth grade reading and fourth and eighth grade mathematics. That pattern, seen for students of all backgrounds, will require both careful analysis to understand weaknesses in current efforts and robust new efforts to strengthen...

Kentucky students outperform national
peers in reading and hold steady in math

  Kentucky’s 4th-graders and 8th-graders continue to outperform their peers nationally in reading and are on par or slightly below the national average in mathematics, according to data released today from the 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress, also known as the Nation’s Report Card.   The 2013 data indicate:   · In both 4th- and 8th-grade reading, Kentucky...

Kentucky students outperform national peers in reading and hold steady in math

  Kentucky’s 4th-graders and 8th-graders continue to outperform their peers nationally in reading and are on par or slightly below the national average in mathematics, according to data released today from the 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress, also known as the Nation’s Report Card.   The 2013 data indicate:   · In both 4th- and 8th-grade reading, Kentucky...