Nation's Report Card: Achievement Flattens as Gaps Widen Between High and Low Performers

  • Apr 10, 2018

    Nation's Report Card: Achievement Flattens as Gaps Widen Between High and Low Performers

    Education Week

    Across the board, struggling American students are falling behind, while top performers are rising higher on the test dubbed the "Nation's Report Card."

    A nationally representative group of nearly 585,000 4th- and 8th-graders took the National Assessment of Educational Progress in 2017, the first time the tests were administered digitally. The results, released Tuesday, show no change at all for 4th grade in either subject or for 8th graders in math since the tests were last given in 2015. Eighth graders on average made only a 1-point gain in reading, to 267 on the NAEP's 500-point scale.
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