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Higher Education in America

 Higher Education in America U.S.A. –-( Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ohio University Richard Vedder's new book, “Restoring the Promise,” published by the Independent Institute based in Oakland, California, is about the crisis in higher education. He summarizes the three major problems faced by America's colleges and universities. First, our universities “are vastly too expensive, often costing twice as much per student compared with institutions in other indu...
Tags: Guns, America, South Africa, National Bureau of Economic Research, Oakland California, Independent Institute, Ohio University, Richard Arum, Josipa Roksa, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, NAEP, Vedder, Gun Rights News, Walter E. Williams, George Mason University Williams, State Against Blacks

Throwing money into the education gap

Unfortunately, nationwide academic tests tell us that California’s 6 million K-12 school students rank near the bottom in achievement vis-à-vis those in other states. In the National Assessment of Academic Progress testing, for example, California’s fourth-graders rank lower than those in 45 other states and in reading, lower than kids in 39 other states. Reading, math and other vital skills are especially lacking among Latino and black students, creating a long-standing “achievement gap” that a...
Tags: New York, Texas, California, Opinion, Senate, Sport, Soccer, Idaho, Burt Reynolds, Richmond, Capitol, Dan Walters, Census Bureau, NAEP, Thurmond, Guest Commentary

Still no hard evidence for state pre-K benefits

Proponents of universal, government-funded preschool have an important question to answer: “Does state pre-K improve children’s achievement?” Based on the growing, bipartisan support for the concept of universal preschool, one might think the empirical evidence is in and that the answer is a resounding yes. “It’s a developmental necessity and we need to advance it for the rest of the state,” said Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom earlier this year, citing San Francisco’s Preschool for All program. Evidence ...
Tags: California, Opinion, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Editorials, Tennessee, Brookings Institution, Helsinki, Gavin Newsom, Trump, Whitehurst, National Assessment of Educational Progress, NAEP, W E Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, Grover Whitehurst

Ohio's Standardized Tests May Just be too Easy

A new Stanford University analysis of state and national test scores shows more Ohio students pass state exams than similar nationwide tests. Researchers say that means the state’s proficiency standards are too low. The analysis by Stanford’s Hoover Institution looks at NAEP scores, or the National Assessment of Educational Progress . The NAEP test is the only exam that compares academic progress across states. According to the analysis, about 20 percent more Ohio fourth and eighth graders are s...
Tags: Stanford, Ohio, Stanford University, Peterson, Hoover Institution, National Assessment of Educational Progress, NAEP, Paul Peterson, Ashton Marra

Educational Fraud Continues

Opinion Educational Fraud Continues USA – -( Earlier this month, the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress, aka The Nation's Report Card, was released. It's not a pretty story.Only 37 percent of 12th-graders tested proficient or better in reading, and only 25 percent did so in math. Among black students, only 17 percent tested proficient or better in reading, and just 7 percent reached at least a proficient level in math.The atrocious NAEP performance is only a fracti...
Tags: Guns, America, Bureau of Labor Statistics, South Africa, University Of North Carolina, Ohio University, National Assessment of Educational Progress, NAEP, Center for College Affordability, Gun Rights News, Walter E Williams, Walter E WilliamsWalter E Williams, George Mason University Williams, State Against Blacks, Richard Vedder, Educational Fraud Continues

California makes significant gain in reading on much anticipated national test

By JOHN FENSTERWALD, EdSource Led by strong scores in 8th-grade reading, California moved closer to the national averages in reading and math, continuing a decade-plus trend of generally slow but steady improvement on the National Assessment of Educational Progress. The closely watched assessment released its 2017 results for 4th and 8th grades on Tuesday. California was one of seven states with a 4-point increase in 8th-grade reading, enabling it to come within 3 points of the national average ...
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Ohio Educational Score Levels Off in National Exam

National test scores show achievement growth has largely leveled off for Ohio students, much like the rest of the country. The National Assessment of Education Progress , or NAEP, exam is given every two years to 4 th and 8 th graders. The test has measured student progress across states since the 1990s. But in Ohio last year, there wasn’t much progress to be measured. Scores for Ohio 4th and 8 th graders largely mimicked 2015 results, which national test administrator Cindy Carr says was also t...
Tags: Ohio, Carr, National Assessment of Education Progress, NAEP, Ashton Marra, Cindy Carr, Carr Ohio

Wyoming Education Department releases NAEP scores

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming students continue to exceed national average test scores in reading and mathematics on the National Assessment of Educational Progress test. The Wyoming Department of Education on Tuesday released the state’s reading and mathematics results for the test, which is known as the “Nation’s Report Card” because all 50 states administer […]
Tags: News, Wyoming, CHEYENNE Wyo AP, Wyoming Department of Education, National Assessment of Educational Progress, NAEP, Nation & World, Wyoming Education Department

NAEP Shows Little to No Gains in Math, Reading for U.S. Students

Latest NAEP scores show growing gap between those at the top and bottom of the achievement spectrum.
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Bill and Melinda Gates have spent billions on US education — but they are not yet satisfied with the results

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has funneled billions in funding toward improving US education and raising public high school graduation rates. In Bill and Melinda's annual letter, Bill writes that schools around the country are still "falling short on important metrics." The foundation's new strategy focuses on listening to teacher feedback, and funding programs that are specific to each community. On Tuesday, Bill and Melinda Gates published their annual letter. In it, the pair answe...
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'National Report Card' Says U.S. Students Are Stagnating In Music And Art

"The findings come from the National Assessment of Educational Progress, or NAEP, which regularly reports on U.S. student achievement, including math, reading and science. But only three times - in 1997, 2008 and now from 2016 - has it looked at music and visual arts. Overall, the national scores on arts achievement remained flat when […]
Tags: Art, Issues, National Assessment of Educational Progress, NAEP, 04.25.17

Betsy DeVos: I Will Replace The Failed Ideas Of Bush-Obama With My Own Failed Ideas

Betsy DeVos gave a speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), explaining that the programs created by George W. Bush and Barack Obama had failed, and she would replace them with her own ideas. She did not point out that her own ideas have failed too. Just look at the mess she has made of Michigan, where the state’s rankings on the federal test (NAEP) have plummeted, and where Detroit is a mess thanks to the miasma of school choice. Washington Post: DeVos argued Thursday tha...
Tags: News, Obama, Washington Post, America, Barack Obama, Indiana, Tennessee, Public Schools, Ohio, Michigan, Detroit, George W Bush, Huffington Post, Duncan, U S Department of Education, DeVos

An Open Letter To Senator Lamar Alexander About Betsy DeVos

From 1991 to 1993, I worked for Secretary of Education Lamar Alexander in the administration of President George H.W. Bush. I was Assistant Secretary in charge of the Office of Education Research and Improvement and also Counselor to the Secretary of Education. Lamar Alexander is now Senator from Tennessee and Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee (HELP), which is evaluating the qualifications of Betsy DeVos to be U.S. Secretary of Education.   __________   Dea...
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How D.C. Could Become National Model For Turning Around Low-achieving Schools Under ESSA

With a new Chancellor soon to be chosen, D.C.'s public schools are at a crossroads. The Michelle Rhee - Kaya Henderson period made improvements in some areas. School system leadership and management were stabilized. Test scores went up modestly. Enrollment and graduation rates increased. New course and extracurricular opportunities were offered, facilities built or modernized. But the Rhee-Henderson approach ― including significantly test-score based teacher/principal evaluations and widespr...
Tags: News, Congress, Council, Huffington Post, Henderson, Essa, Muriel Bowser, Bowser, D C Council, ESEA, NAEP, National Assessment of Educational Progress NAEP

Young Girls Are Closing The Gender Gap In Science Achievement

White men continue to dominate employment in the STEM workforce, but at the elementary school and middle school level, girls and students of color are starting to catch up in science achievement.  The results of the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress science exam ― released Thursday ― show that female students and students of color in fourth and eighth grade are gaining important ground, with fourth-grade girls performing on par with boys. Still, white, Asian and male students are...
Tags: News, Obama, King, Bill Nye, Huffington Post, Carr, John King Jr, U S Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Rebecca Klein, NAEP, Peggy Carr

Girls Take the Lead in Tech Skills

Language, literacy and math skills have long been the focus of national assessment tests to measure how school children are progressing. A new set of tests by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) now targets something that is becoming more important for getting a job after high school or college. And girls are winning in the assessment results. The first nationwide tests for technology and engineering literacy among US eighth-graders disclosed a big difference between the gen...
Tags: Technology, College, US, Research, White, ICT, DBA, NAEP, US Education Department, National Assessment of Educational Progress NAEP

Governor Christie v. the Children of New Jersey: Political racism?

Today's guest author is Michael Holzman. Public education in the state of New Jersey currently includes a system of equitable funding to meet the state constitutional mandate to provide a "thorough and efficient education" for all students. The system was put in place as a result of a lawsuit, Abbott v. Burke, that began over 30 years ago. The plaintiffs in that lawsuit successfully claimed that schools serving children living in poverty -- children whose parents themselves had not been well edu...
Tags: Europe, News, America, New Jersey, Newark, University Of California, Huffington Post, Abbott, Trump, Christie, Eric Cooper, Burke, National Urban Alliance for Effective Education, Union City, Baraka, Ras Baraka

Campbell Brown Has Blocked Me on Twitter

Yep. I haven't been on Twitter for two months yet, and I have been officially blocked by none other than Campbell Brown. By blocking me, Brown is trying to prevent me from even viewing her Twitter page. However, in such a situation, all one must do is sign out of one's own Twitter account to view any page from which one is blocked. So, that's what I did in order to access her page to write this post. Brown recently stopped posting on Twitter. On May 20, 2016, she stated why: Twitter has become ...
Tags: News, America, Louisiana, Huffington Post, Tom, Brown, Schneider, Campbell Brown, NAEP, Mercedes Schneider, American Public Education She, Tom Loveless

Girls Understand Technology Better Than Boys On This Test

There's a dearth of female employees at tech companies, but that doesn't mean girls don't have the skills or knowledge to succeed in that field. New results from the National Assessment for Educational Progress -- also known as the Nation's Report Card -- show that eighth-grade girls are, on the whole, outperforming boys in measures of technology and engineering literacy. The exam was administered in 2014 and represents the first time NAEP has tested students on these topics.  Over 20,000 eight...
Tags: News, Huffington Post, Carr, Rebecca Klein, NAEP, Michigan Science Center, Peggy Carr

To Marc Morial: At Least 86 Percent of Your Anti-Opt-Out Argument Isn't Teacher Controlled

On April 06, 2016, former White House correspondent for Politico Joseph Williams published an article in Takepart entitled, "Why Some Black Leaders Aren't Down with Opting Out of Standardized Testing." The deck of the article is, "Marc Morial of the National Urban League is among the many critics of the push to ditch state-mandated assessments." However, Williams' article is not an anti opt-out article. Though Williams does open with Morial, the piece includes solid arguments for opting out of ...
Tags: News, White House, Williams, Philadelphia, Louisiana, Huffington Post, Philly, Schneider, National Urban League, New York Chicago, Schaeffer, Marc Morial, NAEP, American Statistical Association, MORIAL, Joseph Williams

Results Are In - Common Core Fails Tests and Kids

The Measurement According to its website, "The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subject areas." Its mandate to test was included in the original No Child Left Behind legislation. NAEP tests are given to a representative sampling of about 30,000 private and public school students every two years in Grades 4, 8 and 12. NAEP, which is administered by a federal a...
Tags: News, Obama, America, United States, Washington Dc, Huffington Post, Pearson, John King, Department Of Education, Essa, Alan Singer, Council of Chief State School, Common Core, Ela, NAEP, Terry Mazany

National 'report card' shows grades are slipping. Is it credible?

The National Assessment of Educational Progress released the results of their 2015 assessment test, suggesting the gap between proficient and struggling high school students is growing. But is NAEP's one-day test a credible marker of success?
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National 'report card' shows grades are slipping. Is it credible?

The National Assessment of Educational Progress released the results of their 2015 assessment test, suggesting the gap between proficient and struggling high school students is growing. But is NAEP's one-day test a credible marker of success?
Tags: National Assessment of Educational Progress, NAEP

Only A Fraction Of Students Are Prepared For College When They Leave High School

The gap in literacy performance between star students and struggling students is getting larger. While the nation's top students continue to attain higher, more impressive reading scores, the number of students left in the dust with scant skills is also growing, according to new results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress for 12th-graders.  NAEP -- also called the Nation's Report Card -- is a reading and math exam given to a nationally representative sample of students every fe...
Tags: News, United States, Huffington Post, Carr, U S Department of Education, Rebecca Klein, National Assessment of Educational Progress, NAEP, NAEP Twenty, Peggy Carr, National Center for Education Statistics Overall

Three Cheers for the Opt Out Movement

Three cheers for the Opt Out movement! When the history of the collapse of data-driven, competition-driven school improvement is written, the parents and students of the grassroots Opt Out uprising will get much - or most - of the credit for driving a stake through the heart of the testing vampire. Of course, leaders like Diane Ravitch will be justifiably credited for guiding embattled educators through the dark days of the corporate reform era. The turning point came when families decided that...
Tags: Huffington Post, Duncan, John Thompson, NAEP, Diane Ravitch, Brookings Institute, Loveless, CCSS, Tom Loveless, Billionaires Boys Club

Is there an app for civic awareness?

I have begun looking into a site called Countables, positioned as a tool to connect people with those in government, including one’s state representatives. However, civic awareness (or the lack thereof) may need more than an app. There’s a video going around showing students of a Texas university being asked basic questions such as ‘Who won the Civil War?’ or […]
Tags: Texas, Congress, Social Media, NAEP, Civics, Countables, PoliTech

Small gains for the Cleveland schools stand out, as NAEP scores fall for Ohio and the nation

The Cleveland school district made small gains this year on the National Assessment of Educational Progress - the tests and scores known as the "nation's report card" - with most of the gains so small they are not even considered statistically significant. But compared to other states and districts, those gains are some of the biggest anywhere in the country.
Tags: Ohio, Cleveland, National Assessment of Educational Progress, NAEP

Ohio joins the national drop in NAEP scores

Students in Ohio scored lower on this year's National Assessment of Education Progress than they did two years ago on three of the four tests, but remain well ahead of national averages. The scores, made public overnight, show Ohio making a slight gain in 4th grade reading scores, but falling in the other three grades and subjects measured by NAEP - 4th grade math and 8th grade reading and math.
Tags: Ohio, National Assessment of Education Progress, NAEP