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One of my favorite analyses to run with #NAEP data is to look at which states have the highest (and lowest) scores for student subgroups.

Otherwise, state averages can hide a lot of composition effects.
All of the following are average scale scores for 4th grade math.

They include the total state sample including publics, public charters, and privates.
Which state has the *highest* scores for White students:

1. D.C. (267 pts)
2. Department of Defense (254)
3. Florida (253)

Which state has the *lowest* scores for White students:

1. West Virginia (227)
2. Oregon (233)
3. Maine (234)
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Let's talk "misNAEPery": Common misues of #NAEP results. Here are 3 types of misNAEPery to look out for on Monday's "NAEP Day":
1) correlation-is-causation (@EduGlaze's original definition)
2) psychometric misNAEPery
3) one-true-outcome misNAEPery.
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For each of these misNAEPeries, I try to distinguish between "high crimes" and "misdemeanors."
I used to get a little too gleeful in pointing out misNAEPery.
I now try to ask, "does it really matter?" or "what's the end goal?" before calling someone out for something "wrong." 2/
Type 1 misNAEPery: My leadership or policy caused these NAEP results. @EduGlaze coined misNAEPery in 2013 to refer to this common, predictable tendency among leaders, reporters, and commentators.… 3/
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🔦 Now available: the *first national look* at how 9-year-olds' math and reading achievement compares to pre-pandemic performance. Here is what you need to know ⬇️


#NAEP #Education #EdChat #ELAChat #MathChat #EdEquity #EdData @usedgov @IESResearch @EdNCES @GovBoard
The initial results from 2022 show the first-ever declines in math & the largest drop in reading achievement since the 1980s. "These are some of the largest declines in 50 years," says Acting NCES Assoc. Commissioner Daniel McGrath.…

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The results underscore the widespread educational disruptions that occurred during the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to the pandemic, lower-performing students were already experiencing declines. Since 2020, students at all levels are moving backward.…

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