Marc Tucker recounts the history of criticism of NAEP's standard-setting process and proposes a new model for The Nation's Report Card.
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October 04, 2018
September 27, 2018
With NAEP at a critical crossroads as the Nation's Report Card's governing board sets new proficiency standards, Marc Tucker argues the board must align those standards to real-world college and career readiness or U.S. students and schools will pay the price.
April 12, 2018
Marc Tucker argues stagnant scores and widening gaps on the recently released 2017 NAEP results demonstrate the failure of the dominant model of American education reform.
December 07, 2017
PISA's collection of background data provides policymakers critical insights beyond just student performance. Marc Tucker makes the case that NAEP should collect similar information.
November 02, 2017
Marc Tucker discusses the work of the Maryland Commission on Excellence and Innovation in Education, with support from NCEE, to update the state's school funding formula and to develop policies and practices to match the performance of the world's top-performing education systems.
November 05, 2015
Speculation on the cause of the drop in this year's NAEP scores ignores the real problem: The most important long-term NAEP measures are pretty much the same as they were 40 years ago.
April 16, 2015
The United States once led the world in educational attainment, but that is no longer the case. So, how did we get here?
December 19, 2013
Marc Tucker explains why American education flatlined in the 1970s while our international competitors continued to improve and now surpass us.
October 25, 2013
Marc Tucker questions the results from a recent NCES study linking NAEP and TIMSS scores.
February 22, 2012
How the Brown Center Report Got it Wrong: No Relationship Between Academic Standards and Student Performance?
Marc Tucker reviews the latest report from the Brown Center on Education Policy at the Brookings Institution