Broken Embargo: Early Urban NAEP Scores*
City Students Stalled on National Education Tests NY Sun
In the city, 41% of eighth-graders cannot perform basic reading, up from 38% in 2003, the first year scores were reported, and above the percentages in Houston and Chicago, 37% and 39% respectively. On the math test, 43% of eighth-graders scored below basic, compared with 46% in 2003.
The full results for 11 districts will be out later, and the EdSec is doing an event in Atlanta. No, that's not a depiction of her in the poster.
*Apparently the embargo wasn't broken. Under the somewhat made-up sounding rules of journalism, an embargo is only good if both sides agree to it ahead of time. (That is, if you send me something under embargo but I haven't agreed ahead of time, the embargo is no good.) Not it!