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Math, reading performance is
stagnant among U.S. 12th-graders,
assessment finds

Washington Post, by Emma Brown

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Posted By:JoniTx, 5/7/2014 11:53:45 AM

The nation’s high school seniors have shown no improvement in math and reading performance since 2009, and large racial achievement gaps persist, according to the results of a test administered by the federal government last year. The results, to be released Wednesday at Dunbar High School in Northwest Washington, detail students’ performance on the National Assessment of Educational Progress, or NAEP. Also called the Nation’s Report Card, NAEP is widely regarded as the most consistent measure of U.S. students’ achievement over time. Since the 1990s, it has been administered every four years to high school students and every two years

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Ribicon, 5/7/2014 12:02:43 PM     (No. 9839706)

Article all but worthless; does not mention whether this is government-run schools only, or whether this also includes private schools. Breakout of the latter versus the former would be amusing.

Also, wide racial disparities continue to exist, only acceptable solution in today´s stupefied world would be to reduce the scores of white and Asian kids to make the others feel better, and spend enormous sums while doing so, to fatten the bank accounts of the interested parties.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: jalo1951, 5/7/2014 12:04:31 PM     (No. 9839715)

I have a black 8th grade student who loves to read. He especially likes adventure trilogies but he will read anything he can get his hands on. Right before spring break he came in and I offered to show him some new books in case he wanted to take a few home over break. He told me thank you but no thank you. He was the only person in his family to read. They were always teasing him about it and it got to the point that he would not read at home. He said they just couldn´t understand the pleasure he got from reading. No one had ever graduated from HS. He is a good all around student and I hope someone in HS is able to help him get into college so he can escape. But I assume there will be some racial undertone to this report. Culture, home life. That´s it.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: losgatos, 5/7/2014 12:17:54 PM     (No. 9839756)

That is just so sad #2 and how many more of these kids are out there. I have yet to hear Obama address this. All black kids get is the "fair share" BS that gets you nowhere except stuck on the democrat plantation. If I´m being racist by caring that black kids learn and improve their lot in life rather than be stuck on welfare then so be it.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: obviousity, 5/7/2014 12:28:53 PM     (No. 9839782)

FTA: Students averaged 153 points on a scale of zero to 300 — no different than 2009 and up three points since 2005, when the test underwent significant changes, making it impossible to compare to previous years’ results.

Just as I thought, the scores cannot get much lower since they stopped subtracting for wrong answers -- the scores are approaching the level of random selection.

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