Winners and Losers in the John Rawls Reading Challenge 2003 to 2015

January 8, 2018

(Guest Post by Matthew Ladner)

So I’m just going to leave this chart here:

Feel free to blubber in the comment section about how somehow the kids with parents that did not finish high school are the hardest to educate in the planet in state X. On second thought feel free to skip it. Every state has their excuse. That sound you hear is us laughing them off here in our pleasant patch of cactus (our state’s excuse used to be kids crossing the border not being able to read English or Spanish).

Scores unavailable in Alaska, Maine, Utah and Vermont. Rawls background here.

The 2017 NAEP results will arrive in March or April. I hope your state does better next time. I’ll update this chart when the new data comes out, but in the meantime, I am reminded of the below quote: