Tag: NAEP

Nearly a Decade Later, Did the Common Core Work? Checking the facts

It’s been nearly ten years since states began adopting the Common Core State Standards and over that time a majority of states have worked to implement higher standards and assessments in an effort to help to prepare more students for success. In April, a study from the American Institutes for Research utilized NAEP data to...

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2017 NAEP Scores Are a Call for Action

On April 10, 2018 Jim Cowen, executive director of the Collaborative for Student Success, published the following memo on the recently released National Assessment of Educational Progress results.  Results of the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) underscore the important work that still needs to be done to close achievement gaps and ensure that all students...

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NAEP Scores vs Common Core: What You Need to Know

Critics have argued that decreases in student performance on the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) are evidence that the Common Core State Standards are having a negative impact. Unfortunately, these assertions are inaccurate – here’s why: For now it’s too soon to link 2015 NAEP scores to higher state standards. Most states are...

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Scary Fact: Parents don’t have enough information!

A recent poll from Learning Heroes found that 90 percent of parents surveyed said they think their child is performing at or above grade level. Why is this scary?  Well, trick-or-treaters, it turns out there is a huge gap between parents’ perceptions of how their students measure up academically and how their kids are actually...

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Why NAEP Scores Can’t Be Tied to Common Core Yet

In a letter to the Naples Daily News, Florida resident Melanie Doyle argues that declines in student performance on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) are evidence Common Core State Standards are having a negative impact: “These results are especially significant because, unlike students who took the NAEP tests two years earlier, the 2015...

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Common Core State Standards “Eking Out Its Last Gasps”? Not Even Close.

“Common Core is dead,” proclaims Joy Pullman of the Heartland Institute in the Federalist. “It’s already clear this education monstrosity is eking out its last gasps… Common Core’s failure should indict every single Common Core cheerleader and prompt a revival of genuine education reforms we’ve known for decades would actually help children.” It’s hard to...

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