New NAEP data out today, mixed picture with some progress but insufficient results overall. Interesting understory though, anti-reform punching bags D.C. and Tennessee post noteworthy gains (in DC charter enrollment mixed in so relative performance of each sector won’t be known until later). Everyone who has been busy using mostly flat NAEP to castigate reform progress the last few years suddenly doesn’t think it’s such a useful measure anymore…Causes? Probably multiple but the gains are noteworthy.
Elsewhere, MA results will probably embolden Common Core critics as a talking point. HI makes gains.