The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) results showed Delaware is one of just eight states where fourth and eighth grade students scored lower in mathematics in 2015 compared to 2013. In 19 other states, NAEP reported students’ scores saw no change.
In mathematics in Delaware, fourth graders achieved a 37 percent proficiency rate compared to the national average of 39 percent. Among eighth graders, the proficiency rate in the First State was just 30 percent compared to 32 percent nationwide.
In reading, students in eighth grade in Delaware saw a drop in their scores in 2015, a poor proficiency ranking shared by just four other states. NAEP showed Delaware students in eighth grade with a 31 percent proficiency rating compared to a 33 percent ranking nationally.
More proof Delaware legislators supporting Governor Markell’s education agenda have proven children come last in Delaware.
“As leaders across the country are saying, we never want to see scores go down, but it’s hard to know what to make of it yet,” said Markell. “Also, unlike Smarter Balanced, NAEP is not aligned to Common Core, so students may have been asked about topics they hadn’t learned yet.”
Failure has no excuse Jack and you failed the children of Delaware and sadly DSEA was right beside you with their support of Race to The Top.
And here we go again, The Smarter Balanced Assessment will fix all the problems.