Wednesday, October 28, 2015
THE NAEP Results Show That Common Core Doesn't Work.
For the first time in twenty-five years the NAEP scores went down or remained flat for both Math and Reading nationwide and in New York State, In New York City the scores remained essentially flat despite the rise in charter schools and more intensive after school programs. This is the first, and I suspect not the last time, that the data shows that Common Core is a failure.
The NAEP scores is the "gold standard" of testing and this proves that the emphasis on Common Core is a failure. Interestingly, education officials tried to deflect the blame by claiming the flat or declining NAEP scores were due to poor teacher preparation, larger percentage of poor and minority children, and that it was a one year hiccup. However, its very obvious to me that Common Core is not the answer to student academic achievement.
The bottom line is that the NAEP results show that Common Core is a failure on so many levels when it comes to improving student academic achievement.