(Washington, D.C.) - "The new RAND issue paper offers an incomplete and misleading picture of the performance of Texas students on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).
"Texas is not perfect. And there is no overnight 'Texas miracle'. However, if Black fourth graders in every state scored as well on the NAEP mathematics test as those in Texas do, the national achievement gap between white and Black fourth graders in math would shrink by a third.
(Washington, D.C.) -- "The data released today is disappointing - especially for students of color and their parents - but hardly surprising," said Kati Haycock, director of The Education Trust, of today's release of the National Assessment of Educational Progress trend data for the nation.
"In some subject areas and at some grade levels we see modest progress in narrowing the achievement gap that separates minority students from White students. But the progress is too slow and the gaps remain painfully wide.