April 10, 2018 – The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) data released today shows strong improvements in Florida – the only state to show increased competency results in three of the four categories. According to the 2017 NAEP — known as the nation’s report card, Florida made more progress than any other state in the nation. Florida students outperformed their peers in 4th and 8th grade reading and 4th grade math; and three large Florida school districts — Duval, Hillsborough and Miami-Dade — also ranked high among the 27 districts that participated in a trial study of urban district assessment.
“We believe that Florida’s pro-student policies and initiatives like school accountability measures, rewarding great teachers and the availability of quality education choice options for families have helped paved the way for the academic improvements documented in the NAEP report,” said Lynn Norman-Teck, Executive Director, FCSA.
Florida’s scores were also recognized by U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos who praised them as a “bright spot” in NAEP testing, but pointing to the stagnant scores and a widening achievement gap, saying “we can and we must do better for America’s students.”
Results from the 2017 NAEP reading assessment are reported for public and private school students in the nation and are compared to results from previous years. The report tells us how 4th and 8th graders are doing in Math and Reading, and how their achievement level has changed over time.
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Watch video summary here.
About the National Report Card: The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is a continuing and nationally representative measure of trends in academic achievement of U.S. elementary and secondary students in various subjects. It is the largest continuing and nationally representative assessment of what our nation’s students know and can do in select subjects. It was first administered in 1969 to measure student achievement nationally. Teachers, principals, parents, policymakers, and researchers all use NAEP results to assess progress and develop ways to improve education in the United States.