The Honesty Gap

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The Honesty Gap

All students should be held to high expectations—and receive the support to meet them. But a new report from Achieve shows that more than half of all states had big gaps between the percentage of students who scored proficient on state tests and the National Assessment of Educational Progress. The report compares proficiency rates in fourth-grade reading and eighth-grade math as reported by states to the same data measured by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). The results show that more than half of all states had a 30-point or more discrepancy between the percentage of students they reported as proficient and the number of students who met national proficiency benchmarks. Fortunately, many states have already taken steps to eliminate the honesty gap by raising standards and expectations in math and English.  Check it out and see how your state ranks.