(Guest Post by Matthew Ladner)
Unfortunately a large majority of the nation’s K-12 students are in the tight cluster of meh and sub-meh in the stagnation cluster. Judged by 8th grade math and reading gains 2003 to 2015, Arizona, Hawaii and Tennessee are having the best improvement. New York is still alright if you like
saxaphones academic stagnation.
The 2017 NAEP will be released on April 10. Anyone else believe in any of these blue dots enough to dare a prediction?
The NAEP does not measure gains. It measures differences in age group cohorts.