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State Test Score Trends through 2008-09, Part 2: Slow and Uneven Progress in Narrowing Gaps

Author(s): Nancy Kober, Naomi Chudowsky, Victor Chudowsky
Published: December 14, 2010

This report provides a detailed look at student performance on state tests and examines whether state-level results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) confirm the trends found on state tests. The report tracks data for all states and the District of Columbia in math and reading for grades 4, 8, and high school by student race, ethnicity, income, and gender from as early as 2002 through 2009, where three or more years of comparable data are available.  Also available are 50 state profiles with detailed student achievement data and tables showing the performance of various student groups on 2009 state tests.  Finally, also posted here are short video clips of CEP’s President and CEO Jack Jennings explaining the main findings of this study.

The Appendix Tables provides state-by-state tables showing the 2009 percentages proficient, mean test scores, and achievement gaps in reading and math for all major subgroups in the states with sufficient data.

View 2008-09 State Profiles

View the comments by CEP President Jack Jennings, as he shares his viewpoints on the report and what it means for education reform here. Preview:

Jennings, Achievement Gap 1 from Spotlight on Vimeo.

View all CEP videos about State Test Score Trends through 2008-09, Part 2: Slow and Uneven Progress in Narrowing Gaps.

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Full Report (PDF format, 676 KB)

Appendix Tables (PDF format, 1594 KB)

Press Release (PDF format, 125 KB)


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