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On the Nation’s Report Card, steady habits aren’t enough

This morning, ConnCAN and the rest of the country awoke to results from the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). Overall, the assessment shows largely stagnant results that challenge everyone in our state to consider what it will take to reignite student growth and true innovation and progress in our education system. The results give us reason to hope, though, from slightly narrowing achievement gaps to consistent reading performance and long-term gains in math.

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The Nation’s Report Card: How we’re preparing to read the results

In just under a week, we expect the 2017 results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)–commonly referred to as “The Nation’s Report Card.” Scores on the exam provide critical data on academic performance, and college and career readiness among our students. They also show us whether we’re narrowing the many persistent opportunity gaps that exist between public school students–nationally, and here in Connecticut–based on race, socioeconomic status and status as English Language Learners (ELL).