This weeks' Ed Week reports on the NAEP score release. (Ed Week now limits access to the website and warns those who have access not to copy and disseminate.) A lot of the piece is varying political interpretations, mostly over changes in past 2 years-what they do or do not mean.
Perhaps the most interesting quote came at the very end, by Jack
Jennings of Center on Ed Policy. Referring to NCLB, he noted that
2005 NAEP results do not "seem to be a great leap forward. The
central issue is still, is this a proper approach to raise student
achievement and to narrow the achievement gap? I don't see to
date theevidence that it is, at least not in test results."
Of course, test results are almost all that matter in NCLB.
Monty Neill, Ed.D.
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-864-4810 fax 617-497-2224