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Ohio’s Achievement Gap Has Grown

MARSMET491 / FLICKR The achievement gap between Ohio’s white and African American students has grown. At least, that’s according to the results results of a series of national tests known as “the Nation’s Report Card.” The National Assessment of Educational Progress, or NAEP, administers math and English tests to fourth and eighth graders every other [...]

Five Things to Understand About Ohio’s Performance on the Nation’s Report Card: Urban Edition

Etienne / Flickr Yesterday, results of national tests that compare student performance in math and reading among 21 big-city school districts were released. These tests, which are formally called the National Assessment of Educational Progress’s Trial Urban District Assessment, allow us to compare student performance among cities in different states. That’s something that we can’t [...]

Results on Nation’s Report Cards Show Little Movement in Ohio

The U.S. Department of Education ranks each states’ performance in a national report card every other year in what is known as the National Assessment of Educational Progress, or NAEP. In Ohio, not much has changed over the last few years. The NAEP tests fourth and eighth graders in reading and math. Ohio saw improvement [...]

Why Reading and Math are Not Just for the College-bound

Recent cuts in federal funding for vocational and technical education have added more fuel to the “should everybody go to college” debate. Matthew Yglesias, a blogger for the Center for American Progress, writes that it’s “at least plausible” that some students might learn basic reading and math skills in a vocational setting. But the focus [...]

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