test scores
Yale follows Dartmouth’s lead, reinstates admissions policy requiring standardized test scores

Yale will once again require applicants to submit standardized test scores for admissions, becoming the second Ivy League school to reverse its test-optional policy after Dartmouth. In an… Read More

February 26, 2024
Public Education
Kansas superintendent touts ‘rebranding’ in an era of declining test scores

(The Sentinel) – The Olathe school district does not permit school board members to conduct annual needs assessments to improve student outcomes as required in state law, but district officials… Read More

February 8, 2024
Public Education
Chronic absenteeism contributing to Missouri’s stagnant student test scores

(The Center Square) – Nearly one in four Missouri students are absent from school more than 10% of the school year, according to the state Department of Elementary and Secondary… Read More

December 26, 2023
Public Education
Report: Test scores still lagging post-pandemic

(The Center Square) – New research suggests reading and math test scores still lag prepandemic levels as schools grapple with ongoing learning loss, an unconstitutional funding model and growing discontent… Read More

December 1, 2023
Public Education
California reading, math scores continue to worsen post-COVID, despite hundreds of billions in education funding

California’s 2022-23 reading and math scores were recently released, revealing no improvement despite billions in additional education funds. The statewide average for reading and math is 46.6% and 34.6%, respectively… Read More

October 24, 2023
Public Education
Tests: Minnesota student grades down since 2019

(The Center Square) – The Minnesota Department of Education released the 2023 statewide assessment results showing some scores dropped 10 percentage points below pre-pandemic levels in 2019. The 2023 North… Read More

August 24, 2023
Public Education
‘Evidence of backsliding’: Students’ math and reading scores aren’t bouncing back from school closures

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – Students’ academic recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic has stalled despite efforts to make up for the learning loss, according to a Tuesday report. Students on… Read More

July 12, 2023
Public Education
No post-pandemic recovery: Assessment offers stark look at declines in math and reading scores

(The Center Square) – The National Assessment of Educational Progress released assessment results Wednesday that show 13-year-olds tested in the 2022-23 school year saw dramatic declines in math and reading… Read More

June 22, 2023
Public Education
Middle school math scores see biggest drop in 50 years

Math test scores for 13-year-old students have plummeted by the largest drop ever recorded in 50 years, according to a Wednesday report. Between 2020 and 2023, 13-year-old students’ math scores… Read More

June 21, 2023
Kansas ed officials deceive school districts on efficiency and achievement

(The Sentinel) – Imagine 100 students take a test where Johnnie gets a C and only four students had higher grades.  That puts Johnnie in the 95th percentile relative to… Read More

June 16, 2023
Public Education
American Birthright: New push to improve K-12 social studies standards

While some activists are advocating for leftist civics education, only 13% of eighth grade students scored at or above the U.S. history standards last year, according… Read More

June 16, 2023
Public Education
Florida continues to emphasize civics education as national test scores fall

(The Center Square) – Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed several bills over the past few years designed to improve the U.S. history and civics knowledge of Florida students. The need… Read More

May 24, 2023
Public Education
Study: South Carolina learning loss could lead to reduced earnings

(The Center Square) – South Carolina students lost months of learning over the past few years, which could result in billions of dollars of reduced wages. While the results vary… Read More

May 17, 2023
Public Education
Arizona top school official renews district improvement plan Hobbs scrutinized

(The Center Square) – The Arizona Department of Education is stepping in to protect funding for a program that might have lost funding under Gov. Katie Hobbs. As… Read More

April 5, 2023
Public Education
Illinois schools underperforming despite increased funding

(The Center Square) – Public education advocates say Illinois’ evidence-based funding model has adequately funded schools. However, one lawmaker says students are still underperforming. Illinois’ evidence-based K-12 schools funding model… Read More

February 15, 2023
Education audit reveals why Louisiana needs school choice

If there was ever a time to reconsider whether public education does its job, many policy experts and lawmakers say that time is now. Louisiana’s legislative auditor released… Read More

January 31, 2023
Public Education
Delaware education spending rising as enrollment, test scores drop

(The Center Square) — Delaware is pouring more taxpayer money into education than most other states, but the spending hasn’t dramatically boosted enrollment or student test scores, according to a new… Read More

January 31, 2023
Public Education
South Dakota Dept. of Education report finds decline in student performance

(The Center Square) – Student performance has declined in South Dakota since the COVID-19 pandemic, a state Department of Education report found. State assessments revealed drops in proficiency across various… Read More

December 6, 2022
Culture, Public Education
Americans have lost confidence in public education, fueling school choice growth during the pandemic, according to report

A startling 5 in 10 parents profess a loss of confidence in the public school classroom, particularly since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. That statistic comes in… Read More

December 2, 2022
Public Education
Pennsylvania education assessment scores regress in COVID-19 pandemic era

(The Center Square) – Evidence of learning setbacks during the COVID-19 pandemic era for Pennsylvania students is reflected in Monday’s release of the state assessment scores. In both reading and… Read More

November 30, 2022