On 8th Grade Math, Massachusetts Leads with Hispanic Gains, Virginia with Scores

(Guest Post by Matthew Ladner)

A number of state Hispanic sectors closed the gap with the lowest performing statewide Anglo sector (274) in 8th grade math, which is good #MOARRR!

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6 Responses to On 8th Grade Math, Massachusetts Leads with Hispanic Gains, Virginia with Scores

  1. Zeev Wurman says:

    Have you noticed that the stronger segments (say 75 percentile and up) generally improved and the weak ones (25 percentile and below) deteriorated in essentially all four tests? That kept the average scores barely changed, yet the gaps between the low-achievers and high achievers grew.

    • Greg Forster says:

      Not surprising if states where the bottom quartile is most educationally neglected (low gains) are also the states where the bottom quartile have low levels of pre-educational well-being (low levels).

    • matthewladner says:

      I heard that this was the case in the national data.

  2. Isn’t most federal and state money today targeted to the bottom quartile? But results don’t show it. What does that mean?

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