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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"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.
June 18, 2019
When education leaders look for "other indicators" of school quality, a national panel argues tracking equity could provide a clearer picture for school improvement.
May 15, 2019
Money Over Shakespeare: Study Shows How Childhood Socioeconomic Status Determines Wealth in Adulthood
Affluent children with low test scores have a 71 percent chance of becoming affluent adults, the study finds, while high-scoring poor children have just a 31 percent of chance of growing up to attain wealth.
April 10, 2019
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.
February 21, 2019
While many districts have committed to hiring more diverse educators, federal data suggest the teaching force is slow to change.
October 04, 2018
Research presented at the International Mind, Brain, and Education Society suggests educators can learn more about how to target summer interventions by tracking students who keep pace over the summer.
June 25, 2018
A massive new research analysis finds that formal education remains "the most consistent, robust, and durable method yet to be identified for raising intelligence."
November 10, 2017
Gloria Ladson-Billings, one of the nation's preeminent researchers on culturally relevant teaching, on Friday became the new president of the National Academy of Education.
October 02, 2017
A new study raises questions about preschool's ability to narrow the achievement gap.