Results of National Assessment of Educational Progress
Posted by on August 19, 2005
CLOSING THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP
Results from the 2004 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) long-term trend assessment offer tremendously hopeful news about the achievement of elementary school students: Nine-year-olds have posted the highest scores in reading and math since these federal assessments began in the early 1970s. At the same time, African-American and Latino achievement has soared, and, as a result, the achievement gaps among 9-year-olds are smaller than they have ever been in the history of the long-term NAEP.
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