| Sep 14, 2010
A new study of states with five years of comparable test data finds that student achievement in reading and math rose between 2005 and 2009 on state tests as well as on the highly regarded National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP). The report, released by the Center on Education Policy, also finds overlapping achievement gains in state test and state-level NAEP scores in most of these states, providing stronger evidence that students are mastering higher levels of knowledge and skills in reading and math.
The study examines 23 states with comparable data between 2005 and 2009 in grades 4 and 8. The states studied in the report are: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin. Read more or visit the Center's website.