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Toward resolving the NAEP-state test score gap

In the community section, Teachers College sociologist Aaron Pallas suggests reasons why scores on state math tests have increased in recent years while the state’s NAEP scores have remained flat.

But first, he writes:

Today’s New York Daily News published a bold editorial on the progress of New York City schoolchildren under the administration of Mayor Mike Bloomberg and Chancellor Joel Klein. “You would be better off arguing that the world is flat, or that the sun revolves around the Earth, than to dispute that New York City kids are performing better and better in school,” writes the Daily News …

They might have wanted to wait a day.

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