Nation's Report Card


U.S. Students Give Mediocre Performance on International Tests

Results of the 2015 Trends in International Math and Science Study (TIMSS) and the Program in International Student Assessment (PISA) find American students are showing at best mediocre performance in math, science, and reading.

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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.

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FAIL: Only 18 Percent of 8th-Graders Proficient in US History

Results of the “Nation’s Report Card” released this week by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) show that only 18 percent of 8th-graders are “proficient” or above in U.S. history, and only 23 percent are proficient in civics.