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  1. A Quick Look at the Numbers El Paso Collaborative April, 2011

  2. 4th Grade Reading:Record Performance with Gap Narrowing *Denotes previous assessment format NAEP 2008 Trends in Academic Progress, NCES

  3. 4th Grade Math:Record Performance with Gap Narrowing *Denotes previous assessment format NAEP 2008 Trends in Academic Progress, NCES

  4. 8th Grade Reading: Recent Gap Narrowing for Blacks, Less for Latinos *Denotes previous assessment format NAEP 2008 Trends in Academic Progress, NCES

  5. 8th Grade Math: Progress for All Groups, Some Gap Narrowing *Denotes previous assessment format NAEP 2008 Trends in Academic Progress, NCES

  6. Yes, no matter which of the national exams (“NAEP”) you look at, the suggestion that funding is up and results are flat is wrong.

  7. Math achievement rising over time • Source:NAEP Data Explorer, NCES

  8. Rising achievement, narrowing gaps • Source:NAEP Data Explorer, NCES

  9. Rising achievement, some gap narrowing • Note: Includes students with Section 504 plans • Source:NAEP Data Explorer, NCES

  10. Gains Are Not Just Among Low-Achievers: Increase at the Top, Too Hanushek, Peterson and Woesmann. “US Math Performance in Global Perspective; November, 2010

  11. Texas?Even more progress than most!

  12. NAEP Grade 4 Reading – Latino Students States with the Biggest Gains in Mean Scale Scores (2003 – 2009) Note: Data refer to the increase in mean scale scores from 2003 to 2009. Nationwide, mean scale scores in reading for Latino fourth-grade students increased by 5 points from 2003 to 2009. Source: National Center for Education Statistics, NAEP Data Explorer

  13. NAEP Grade 4 Reading – African American Students States with the Biggest Gains in Mean Scale Scores (2003 – 2009) Note: Data refer to the increase in mean scale scores from 2003 to 2009. Nationwide, mean scale scores in reading for African American fourth-grade students increased by 7 points from 2003 to 2009. Source: National Center for Education Statistics, NAEP Data Explorer

  14. NAEP Grade 8 Mathematics – African American Students States with the Biggest Gains in Mean Scale Scores (2003 – 2009) Note: Data refer to the increase in mean scale scores from 2003 to 2009. Nationwide, mean scale scores in math for African American eighth-grade students increased by 8 points from 2003 to 2009. Source: National Center for Education Statistics, NAEP Data Explorer

  15. What do these changes mean for individual children?

  16. 1996 NAEP Grade 4 Math NAEP Data Explorer, NCES

  17. 2009 NAEP Grade 4 Math • Source:NAEP Data Explorer, NCES

  18. More low-income students are performing at higher levels today than in 1996 NAEP Data Explorer, NCES

  19. Bottom Line: When we really focus on something, we make progress!

  20. Clearly, much more remains to be done in elementary and middle school Too many youngsters still enter high school way behind.

  21. But at least we have some traction on elementary and middle school problems. The same is NOT true of our high schools.

  22. Achievement Flat in Reading NAEP Long-Term Trends, NCES (2004)

  23. Math achievement flat over time * Denotes previous assessment format National Center for Education Statistics, NAEP 2008 Trends in Academic Progress

  24. And gaps between groups are mostly wider today than in late eighties, early nineties

  25. 12th Grade Reading: No Progress, Gaps Wider than 1988 *Denotes previous assessment format NAEP 2008 Trends in Academic Progress, NCES

  26. 12 Grade Math: Results Mostly FlatGaps Same or Widening *Denotes previous assessment format NAEP 2008 Trends in Academic Progress, NCES

  27. Texas in a national context

  28. Average Overall Scale Scores by State NAEP Data Explorer, NCES (Proficient Scale Score = 238)

  29. Average Latino Scale Scores by State NAEP Data Explorer, NCES (Proficient Scale Score = 238)

  30. Average African-American Scale Scores by State NAEP Data Explorer, NCES (Proficient Scale Score = 238)

  31. Average White Scale Scores by State NAEP Data Explorer, NCES (Proficient Scale Score = 238)

  32. Average Low-Income Scale Scores by State NAEP Data Explorer, NCES (Proficient Scale Score = 238)

  33. Average Higher Income Scale Scores by State NAEP Data Explorer, NCES (Proficient Scale Score = 238)

  34. Average Overall Scale Scores by State NAEP Data Explorer, NCES (Proficient Scale Score = 299)

  35. Average Latino Scale Scores by State NAEP Data Explorer, NCES (Proficient Scale Score = 299)

  36. Average African-American Scale Scores by State STATE NAEP Data Explorer, NCES (Proficient Scale Score = 299)

  37. Average White Scale Scores by State STATE NAEP Data Explorer, NCES (Proficient Scale Score = 299)

  38. Average Higher Income Scale Scores by State NAEP Data Explorer, NCES (Proficient Scale Score = 299)

  39. Average Low-Income Scale Scores by State STATE NAEP Data Explorer, NCES (Proficient Scale Score = 299)

  40. College?

  41. College Going Rate for Recent High School Graduates, 2008 National Average = 63.3% Postsecondary Education Opportunity

  42. When High School Dropout Rate is Factored In, the Picture is Different(HS Grad Rate x College Continuation Rate, 2008) National Average = 44.0% Postsecondary Education Opportunity

  43. Six-Year College Graduation Rates, 2008 National Average = 55.9% First-time, full-time freshmen completing a BA within 6 years NCHEMS Information Center, 2008

  44. Six-Year College Graduation Rates White, 2007 National Average = 59.4% First-time, full-time freshmen completing a BA within 6 years NCHEMS Information Center, 2007

  45. Six-Year College Graduation Rates Hispanic, 2007 National Average = 46.8% First-time, full-time freshmen completing a BA within 6 years NCHEMS Information Center, 2007

  46. Six-Year College Graduation Rates African American, 2007 National Average = 40.5% First-time, full-time freshmen completing a BA within 6 years NCHEMS Information Center, 2007

  47. Adults Ages 25-64 with at least a Bachelor’s Degree, 2008 National Average = 29.5% NCHEMS Information Center, 2008

  48. Adults Ages 25-64 with at least an Associate’s Degree, 2008 National Average = 37.9% NCHEMS Information Center, 2008

  49. El Paso area districts in a state context

  50. Reading and mathematics: How do area districts compare to the largest districts in Texas?