Tag: Florida and NAEP

Will ‘rat poison’ keep Florida education from top rankings in 2023?

Editor’s note: William Mattox, director of the Marshall Center for Educational Options at the James Madison Institute and author of a new study related to this topic, provided this commentary exclusively for reimaginED. Any Florida education leader sitting down to watch tonight’s college football championship game may be tempted to[Read More…]

Florida Catholic schools celebrate success as they outscore public schools on ‘Nation’s Report Card’

As public school leaders began delving into the details of what went wrong following last week’s release of dismal NAEP reports, Catholic school leaders paused briefly for a victory lap before looking into how they can continue to up their game. They had good reason to celebrate. Figures from the[Read More…]

Florida NAEP Reading scores: The good, the bad, the ugly

Results from the 2022 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) aren’t pretty, but Florida does have some bright spots. The state’s students continue to excel at reading, especially when viewing the results demographically, and in particular, by free and reduced-price lunch eligibility, an indicator of poverty. Comparing overall results isn’t[Read More…]

‘How extravagant you are throwing away human potential like that; someday (soon) it will be scarce’

It is Hispanic Heritage Month, and Floridians have cause to celebrate a radical improvement in Hispanic literacy seen over the last two decades. Quick reminder: Florida’s Hispanic students outscore most statewide averages on NAEP’s fourth grade reading test. Yes, the one given in English. The chart on the left shows[Read More…]

Wall Street Journal offers helpful hint to New York parents

A recent editorial in the Wall Street Journal focused on the work of researchers at the University of Arkansas’ School Choice Demonstration Project that measured school choice environments in the states and Washington, D.C. The Education Freedom Index considered offerings for private school choice such as vouchers and tax credit[Read More…]