Learning from NAEP tests

Looking on the long-term education trends on the NAEP report, the Washington Post points out that reading and math scores are up from 2004-08 for younger students.

While black and Hispanic students are improving in reading and math at age 9 and age 13, they didn’t close the gap in recent years because whites are improving too, complains the New York Times.  Would the Times be happier if white students hadn’t improved? Surely it’s a good thing when more kids learn basic skills.

Check out the New York Times’ debate blog on What We Learn From School Tests.

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