Blog: The Educated Reporter

Leaving our high schoolers behind.

Do read this analysis by Chad Aldeman of Education Sector on why it might be that NAEP scores have improved over the long term for younger students but not older ones. It is likely the same trends hold in your own districts, and if so—or if not—this would be a great national issue to localize in a story.

One thing I wonder: Has anyone looked at the connection, or lack thereof, between whether a state has a high-stakes graduation exams and whether its graduates are truly ready for college (perhaps indicated by percent in remediation at college)?