NC NAEP scores: Little change

Since the early 1990s, North Carolina has participated in the federal National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) testing program.  The 2011 (biennial) results were released today.

Reading: Fourth-grade reading scores were not significantly different than 2009, but there was a statistically significant increase in eighth-grade reading scores.  Reading scores were not significantly different than the national average.

Math: Scores for fourth- and eighth-grade math were not significantly different than 2009.  Math scores remained above the national average.

Bottom line: Despite “draconian” budget cuts, North Carolina’s NAEP scores either stayed the same or increased.

Note: I will discuss these results in greater detail in my weekly newsletter.

Terry Stoops / Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Terry Stoops is the Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies at the John Locke Foundation. Before joining the Locke Foundation, he worked as the progra...

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