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Test Obsession Anyone?

Okay, you might argue that such a blog entry on the very day that NAEP reading results are released offers quite a skewed measure. I beg to differ. Nevertheless, take a look at the top Google new links for education news, today, May 20, 2010.

Will historians write that Americans had become obsessed with test scores leaving little time to consider anything else?

  1. New NAEP
    reading scores released for Atlanta: Shows gains in grade 8.

    Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)Maureen Downey 3 hours ago

    I think we are doing to see those
    kinds of results in the rest of the nation.” Dubbed the
    nation’s report card, NAEP is used to gauge overall national

    DPS students at bottom of national reading test scores The Detroit News
    Urban 8th Graders Make Reading Gains on NAEP Education Week News
    New reading results put MPS near bottom among urban
    Journal Sentinel

    San Diego Union Tribune PR Newswire (press release)
    all 52 news articles »


  2. On Reading
    Test, Mixed Results Under Bloomberg

    New York TimesSharon OttermanRobert Gebeloff 4 hours ago

    The test, known as the NAEP,
    is administered to randomly chosen groups of students to the
    test results, and 63 percent are at or above basic level.

  3. US Reading
    Scores Stall in Urban School Districts

    Street Journal
    Stephanie Banchero 3 hours ago

    The lackluster reading results
    follow the March release of urban math scores, A companion NAEP
    exam is given to students across the country,

  4. Report:
    Reading skills in early grades are crucial to success

    Christian Science MonitorAmanda Paulson 1 day ago

    of Educational Progress (NAEP)
    don’t achieve reading proficiency. Casey and through other
    community partnerships – is already showing some results,

  5. Miami-Dade
    students excel in national reading test

    MiamiHerald.comKathleen McGrory 4 hours ago

    The National Assessment of
    Educational Progress, or NAEP, is given to a sample
    The federal Department of Education compares the results for
    each state,

  6. Harvard
    study gives Race to Top winners bad grades on academic

    Washington Post (blog) May 6, 2010

    The exact grade depended on how
    much lower state results were than the world-class NAEP.
    Tennessee, with an ‘F,’ was at the bottom of the list of states and

    ‘Race to the Top’ Winner Gets an ‘F’
    Mother Jones
    all 12 news articles »

  7. Major review
    of No Child Left Behind. Kids moved ahead in math

    Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)Maureen Downey 1 day ago

    And the results show mixed results:
    Improvements were concentrated in the earlier grades, most notably in
    grade 4 NAEP math scores and mostly among Hispanic

  8. MPS makes
    the most of data sessions

    Milwaukee Journal
    4 days ago

    week, the board will release results of a recent round of
    reading tests in 18 and focus on improvement, using the kind
    of data that NAEP provides.

  9. Analysis
    Ties 4th Grade Reading Failure to Poverty

    Week News
    Debra Viadero 2 days ago

    National results for the
    2009 NAEP reading tests were released in March, and the US
    Department of Education on Thursday is scheduled to release results

  10. Education
    commissioner Schundler dismisses US test ranking NJ at

    The Star-Ledger – (blog)Bob Braun May 10, 2010

    Best, or worst, of all are the
    latest results of the National Assessment of Educational
    Progress, or NAEP, a testing program of the US Department of

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