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ERIC Number: EJ776903
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct-3
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
NAEP Gains: Experts Mull Significance
Cavanagh, Sean; Manzo, Kathleen Kennedy
Education Week, v27 n6 p1, 16-17 Oct 2007
A total of about 700,000 students across the country participated in the National Assessment of Educational Progress reading and math exams, which were given from January through March. The new test results show not only nationwide trends in reading and math, but also state-by-state scores in both subjects. For some, the results show that the sustained local, state, and federal efforts to improve instruction in reading and mathematics are paying off. Others offer a more sobering appraisal, suggesting the gains are meager, given the significant investment of time and money in those subjects. And some say it is still too early to tell if the latest gains in reading will turn into a steady upward trend, as has occurred in mathematics. This article reports the experts' varied interpretation of the test results.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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