Apr 11 2018
"When you plot out the data for the last decade or so, you see Virginia fourth-graders consistently performing well above the national average in reading and mathematics and a long-term trend of ever-higher achievement in both subjects", Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction Steven Constantino said.
"The Nation's Report Card provides us with the very best data we have to understand how our students stack up against those in other states", said Michelle Richard, an education researcher and vice president of Public Sector Consultants, a Lansing-based public policy firm.
"We will be working closely with our local school districts and charter schools to ensure every student has the knowledge and skills needed to ensure they have choices about their future", Dickson said. The national average was 267. In contrast, in 2007, Tennessee received an "F" in Truth in Advertising from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce because results on the state exam were often remarkably different than what NAEP showed as students' true understanding of the content. The average scores for most states did not change compared to 2015 in either grade or subject. Low-performing students did worse in math and reading, while higher-performing students stayed at the same level. Performance on state reading exams has also been virtually flat.
"This year we have focused on rebuilding the district's infrastructure using the same strategies that led to some of the highest performance among large urban school districts in Duval, Miami-Dade, and Florida in general", he said. "When it comes to math, we are like the nation".
Math scores continue to be a concern for West Virginia students.
The Detroit eighth-graders who took the test in 2017, meanwhile, posted similar scores to students who took the test two years earlier, with math scores up 1 point and reading scores down 2 points - changes that were not identified as significant.
According to eighth-grade reading results, students from low-income households had an average score 20 points lower than students not eligible for free or reduced-price school lunch.
But in math, the numbers moved in the opposite direction.
Rhode Island ranked below the national average on eighth-grade math and higher than the nation on fourth-grade reading.
The assessment also reports results in terms of an average scale score from a scale of 500, which can be used to compare a state's performance over time.
How could the state start improving math scores?
"I hope they'll see (the results) as a call to action", he said. "Teachers have the funds and support they need to make sure curriculum is aligned to assessments and the standards".
Of course, the NAEP has its limitations.
In reading, 39 percent of students statewide are at or above proficiency compared to 35 percent nationally.
Those differences were apparent in Connecticut's achievement gaps, among the largest in the nation.
In reading, 35 percent of fourth-graders nationally and 31 percent in Arkansas scored at proficient or better.
The disparities were even wider by race than income.
For instance, just over half of North Carolina's white and nonpoor students earned proficient ratings in fourth-grade reading.
Note in the green section of the table that the change in proficiency rates on NAEP and KPREP match about as closely as possible for Grade 4 reading. "Where top-performing states are seeing real gains over the last fourteen years, MI has remained relatively flat".
The major bright spot was eighth grade math, where Cleveland had the third-highest increase among cities. Tennessee made historic progress in 2013 on NAEP, becoming the fastest improving state in the country, and those scores have been largely stable through the 2015 and 2017 cycles.
Apr 11 2018
Patrick Reed Wins The 2018 Masters
He kept it up throughout his round and on the 18th green, actually had a putt for a 63, which would have tied the course record. Patrick Reed has won his first major championship with a thrilling one-shot victory over Rickie Fowler at the Masters .
Apr 11 2018
American companies in China have much at stake in the trade dispute
His speech at the Boao Forum for Asia - often referred to as Asia's Davos - appears to be an attempt to calm a trade row with the US.
Apr 09 2018
The Rock: "You Will Not See Me" at WrestleMania 34
Rousey, 31, received a raucous reaction from the crowd as she walked down the aisle to the tune of Joan Jett's "Bad Reputation". But Rousey, who was watched by her former UFC boss Dana White , stepped in for the save to deny Triple H and his wife victory.
Apr 08 2018
'Not in a trade war with China' says Trump
For example, by imposing tariffs on soybeans, they were targeting the residents of Iowa, which tend to lean Republican. In the brewing trade-war between the United States and China, the list of losers already outweighs the winners.
Apr 08 2018
Danilo: Manchester City need to put derby disappointment behind them
The Argentine was denied a potentially brilliant equalizer by an excellent save from David de Gea in the 89 minute. He said that he didn't want us to be the clowns who stand there watching them win their trophy'.
Apr 07 2018
Rain & snow moves out, becoming windy
That mix will turn to rain through Monday morning and into the afternoon with scattered rain stick around most of the day. Late Monday , an area of low pressure will approach from our southwest and try to throw precipitation into our direction.
Apr 07 2018
Making the Sound of Silence in 'A Quiet Place'
Still, nothing in his previous work preps you for the formal intelligence and stylistic daring he instills into every frame here. That is the insane premise of the upcoming horror film A Quiet Place helmed by John Krasinski starring himself and Emily Blunt .
Apr 06 2018
Trump Threatens China With $100 Billion In Additional Trade Penalties
Some analysts have speculated the two countries could reach a detente before the tariffs on both sides take effect. In the latest sign of an emerging trade war, President Donald Trump is proposing even more tariffs against China.
Apr 06 2018
Amen Corner wasn't good to Tiger Woods in first-round 73
Garcia named his first child Azalea after the 13th hole at Augusta where he made a crucial par in the final round previous year . Hey, Tiger, about the 11th . "Because you can play more relaxed, you don't have to chase ... there's just a different mindset".
Apr 05 2018
Woods will be in mix for US Masters glory, insists Faldo
During a Masters press conference I heard Jason Day say, "I'd rather fail in front of millions than fail in front of nobody". Johnson didn't get the chance past year after he slipped down the stairs and wrenched his back on the eve of the Masters.
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