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Grading How a National Standardized Test Grades Texas Students

The National Assessment of Educational Progress is the only standardized test given to public school students in all 50 states. It’s administered every two years to fourth and eighth graders. In his report Breaking the Curve, Matthew Chingos takes issue with how the NAEP test’s results are published and says test scores of Texas students […]

The National Assessment of Educational Progress is the only standardized test given to public school students in all 50 states. It’s administered every two years to fourth and eighth graders.

In his report Breaking the Curve, Matthew Chingos takes issue with how the NAEP test’s results are published and says test scores of Texas students rank very differently compared to students in other states, depending on how the data is broken down.

Chingos is a Senior Fellow at the D.C.-based liberal think tank the Urban Institute. He explains how he breaks down the data and what it suggests about education in Texas.

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