Tag: National Assessment of Educational Progress

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Increased Federal Role in Education Fails to Improve U.S. Student Performance

“A disturbing pattern is that academically weak students became weaker in most grades and subjects, while academically stronger students became even stronger,” Ze’ev Wurman, a former George W. Bush administration education department adviser, said in comments to Breitbart News.

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Math Assignment Rekindles Common Core Debate

A third grade math problem went viral after someone posted it on Reddit, sparking another debate about controversial Common Core standards. The test asked for 5×3. The student correctly answered 15 and wrote out 5 + 5 + 5 =

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Only a Third of U.S. 8th Graders Proficient or Above in Math, Reading

The results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) assessments–known as the Nation’s Report Card–show that only a third of the nation’s eighth graders are at or above the proficiency level in math and only 34 percent are at or above the same level in reading.