The NAEP test results are out today.

First off, you might be asking, what is the NAEP?  Here’s an answer:

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), often called The Nation’s Report Card, is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what students in public and private schools in the United States know and are able to do in various subjects. Since 1969, NAEP has been a common measure of student achievement across the country in mathematics, reading, science, and many other subjects. Depending on the assessment, NAEP report cards provide national, state, and some district-level results, as well as results for different demographic groups. NAEP is a congressionally mandated project of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), located within the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences.

And, before you read these analyses, I would recommend you read these Twitter threads from researcher Andrew Ho:

You can read his threads more easily here, here, and here.

Here are the best analyses of the results that I’ve seen so far:

Two Decades of Progress, Nearly Gone: National Math, Reading Scores Hit Historic Lows is from Ed Week.

But also note this tweet when reading the Ed Week article:


You might also be interested in a post about a previous year’s NAEP scores: THE HEADLINES YOU SEE TODAY ABOUT NAEP SCORES DON’T TELL THE WHOLE STORY….

America’s Falling Test Scores and the Power of Parental Anxiety is from The New Yorker.

Pandemic Learning Loss Is Not an Emergency is from The NY Times.

Should You Panic Over America’s Test Scores? is from Slate.