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November 25, 2020

It's Official: National Test Is Postponed Due to COVID-19 Concerns

The postponement of the National Assessment of Educational Progress tests scheduled for 2021 means the nation loses an opportunity for a state-by-state measure of students' pandemic-related learning losses.

August 21, 2019

States Raise 'Proficient' Bar on Tests in Last 10 Years, Study Finds

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.

April 10, 2019

Achievement Gap Between Rich and Poor Is Unchanged After 50 Years, Study Says

A study finds that the achievement gap between the most and least wealthy students barely budged and scholars met last week to hash out some reasons why.

August 18, 2011

Tests Reveal Varied Facets of U.S. Students' Competitiveness

A new Harvard study of international and domestic tests shows different facets of American students' global competitiveness.

June 23, 2011

Closing the Data Gaps to Close Achievement Gaps

A new report on Hispanic achievement gaps also highlights variation in how English language learners are included in the "nation's report card."

April 11, 2011

AERA: Reauthorization Should Separate IES Research, Statistics

The American Educational Research Association is calling for Congress to decouple education statistics and education research in the next reauthorization of the Institute of Education Sciences.

July 13, 2010

Study Finds NAEP Scores Rise When Students Are Paid

Paying students to take the NAEP may be one way to shake them out of their senior slump, a study finds.

April 02, 2010

Post-NCLB Test-Score Gains: Compared to What?

Because enrollment in Catholic schools dipped after 2002, some research suggests that Catholic-school students may not be the best comparison group for gauging NCLB's impact.

May 01, 2009

Getting at the Causes for NAEP Achievement Gaps

A new report from the Educational Testing Service tracks national progress in narrowing the kinds of racial, ethnic, and income disparities that make achievement gaps so resistant to change.


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