The congressionally mandated tests dubbed the "Nation's Report Card," have measured the progress of U.S. students in reading and math for five decades, come fire, flood, and budget cuts. But the combination of a global pandemic and nationwide economic instability could throw off the 2021 National Assessment of Educational Progress.
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October 30, 2019
"Over the past decade, there has been no progress in either mathematics or reading performance, and the lowest-performing students are doing worse," Peggy Carr, the associate commissioner of the National Center for Education Statistics, said of the latest national assessment results.
August 21, 2019
Most states have raised their expectations for what constitutes proficiency on state math and reading tests in the last decade, according to a new study.
June 25, 2019
For High-Performing, Low-Income Students, Taking a College Admission Test for Free Could Be a Game-Changer
Virginia researchers find universal free admissions testing can boost the pool of college-going students by 20 percent to 40 percent.
January 23, 2019
For students with disabilities, test accommodations can make the difference in their ability to show what they know. But a new study suggests a getting such supports one year is no guarantee of help the next year.
December 20, 2018
Research shows improvement for black and low-performing students in reading and math when matched with a teacher of color.
April 28, 2018
Massachusetts has been part of the transition from print to online in several state, national, and international tests. A new study looks at how moving from print to computer-based testing affected its students in the first few years.
April 07, 2018
With the scores for America's 4th and 8th graders not out until Tuesday, a variety of education watchers are already trying to decide what to think of the results. Here's a quick rundown of the most interesting indicators to watch, and misconceptions to avoid.
December 06, 2016
U.S. teenagers have flatlined in international assessments of science and reading, and declined in math.
November 29, 2016
The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study releases new results for 2015.