National Assessment of Educational Progress

School testing

Urban schools improving faster than rest of US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Public school students in the nation’s largest cities are improving their performance in reading and math faster than their counterparts in suburban and rural schools, according to federal data released Wednesday. The […]

12/18/2013

Students writing

US report card: Scores up, but not all news good

WASHINGTON (AP) — Today’s fourth and eighth graders are doing better than their predecessors in math and reading, but even with record scores, it’s too early to celebrate. The vast majority of the students still […]

11/07/2013

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High school seniors fare no better than in 1970s

WASHINGTON (AP) — Students preparing to leave high school are faring no better in reading or math than students did four decades ago, the government said in a report Thursday that was certain to renew […]

06/27/2013

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Mississippi prepares new push on education

CLARKSDALE, Miss. (AP) — It’s early on a Friday morning, and high school chemistry students in Victoria Dawson’s class are working equations at the board. Dawson is peppering the class of 11 girls and four […]

05/06/2013