Interpreting the 2017 NAEP Reading and Math Results

Education Next is releasing a series of posts analyzing the 2017 results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress. Stay tuned throughout the week of April 10 for more analysis.

A Disappointing National Report Card
By Martin R. West
What explains the disappointing results?




The 2017 NAEP Results: Nothing To See Here?
By Morgan S. Polikoff
Well, the long-awaited 2017 NAEP results have been released. Unlike 2015’s results, which landed with a thud, these landed with a “meh.”



Could the Disappointing 2017 NAEP Scores be Due to the Great Recession?
By C. Kirabo Jackson
There is considerable evidence that this year’s flat scores may have been caused by events that happened almost a decade ago.



Low-Performing Students No Longer Making Gains on NAEP
By Susanna Loeb
The gains in test performance in the early 2000s were driven by particularly strong gains for the lowest performing students.



Latest NAEP Results: Obama Administration Fails U. S. Students
By Paul E. Peterson
Student gains registered over the Obama years were trivial at best, far short of those accomplished during what must now be referred to as the halcyon days of the George W. Bush Administration.



A Better Way to Compare State Performance on NAEP
By Matthew M. Chingos and Kristin Blagg
Demographically-adjusted data provide important insights into differences in state-level school performance.



EdNext Podcast: A Lost Decade for U.S. Education?
By Education Next
The results of the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress have just been released and the news is not good. National trends are mostly flat, and as Mike Petrilli notes, it’s now been almost a decade since we’ve seen strong growth in either reading or math, with the slight exception of eighth grade reading. Mike Petrilli joins Marty West to take a close look at the results and to consider what lessons we can draw from them.



— Education Next

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