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Thursday, November 15, 2007

City Students Stalled on National Education Tests

In this morning's NY Sun, Elizabeth Green reports on results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). These tests compare achievement of 4th and 8th graders across the country. Here is an excerpt:
Compared to the rest of the country, New York City fourth-graders edge out large central cities slightly on average but fall behind the national numbers. Eighth-graders scored no better on a math test than students in large central cities. That pattern has been essentially unchanged since 2003, the year the Bloomberg administration began to initiate changes in the city's public schools.
The results contradict earlier Bloomberg administration claims of success especially in middle schools. Full article here.

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