How does your state’s standard compare?

Yesterday, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) at the U.S. Department of Education released a new report, Mapping State Proficiency Standards onto NAEP Scales: 2005-2009. The report enables states to compare the rigor of their standards for proficiency in fourth and eighth grades in both math and reading to that of other states. To

U.S. Students Lag in Their U.S. History

This morning the 2010 NAEP results in U.S. History for 4th, 8th, and 12th graders was released. The NAEP History assessment is designed to measure their knowledge of American history in the context of democracy, culture, technology and economic changes, and America’s changing world role. Results for 2010 were compared to results in previous assessments

Students need to learn their civics

Results are in from the 2010 NAEP civics assessment of 4th, 8th, and 12th graders, and they were not very encouraging. According to NAEP, the civics assessment measures “…the civics knowledge and skills that are crucial to the responsibilities of citizenship in America’s constitutional democracy.” Overall, the results showed little improvement in students’ civic knowledge in skills since