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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...

NAEP study shows students performing above national averages in science, but lack improvement

The latest results from the National Assessment for Educational Progress (NAEP) show Kentucky’s students performing above national averages in science in 2015, but also show a lack of improvement since the previous round of testing. NAEP or the “nation’s report card,” shows Kentucky fourth and eighth graders with higher scale scores than the average results for the country. Today’s release...