Four to six months ahead of possible testing times, the test’s commissioner pre-emptively canceled this only way to measure the effect of varying school shutdown regulations across state lines.
NAEP’s changes might cause better test results, but they fundamentally alter the meaning of reading comprehension, which would hurt students.
Grade-school scores on the nation’s most respected test have dropped again. Further, the class of 2019, the first to experience all four high school years under Common Core, is the worst-prepared for college in 15 years.
In several cases student achievement reversed under Common Core, and in every subject studied students would have been better off if states had not adopted Common Core.
Research suggests that simply asking questions about specific negative behaviors increases those behaviors. Yet this practice is growing nationwide in public schools, not just in Austin.
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