Education in the News: More Data, More Controversy


How Test Scores Can be Deceiving, from a new report *

Consider this: On the National Assessment of Educational Progress, the test that is commonly referred to as “the nation’s report card,” Massachusetts students performed so well that the state ranked No. 1 in the nation.

Sounds good, right? Then consider this:

Massachusetts ranks in the bottom tier of states in progress toward closing the achievement gap for black, Hispanic, and low-income students, and, in fact, has some of the widest gaps in the nation between white and Hispanic students.

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* The report was authored by Citizens for Public Schools of which the BTU is a proud sponsor and member.