U.S. scores drop in international assessment but rankings rise

Around 690,000 students took the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) assessment in math, reading and science in 2022, representing about 29 million 15-year-olds from schools in 81 participating countries. Created in 2000, the PISA aims to test the knowledge and skills of students using […]

Test scores for California K-12 students hold steady, chronic absence rate drops

New data from the California Department of Education indicates that students are generally holding steady academically compared to last year and rebounding attendance-wise following years of pandemic disruptions. On Oct. 18, the department released the latest results of the California Assessment of Student Performance and […]

California assessments results show declines, hope for intervention efforts

State and national assessment data released on Oct. 24 confirms the decline in results that were expected in the first full administration of these tests since the COVID-19 pandemic sent the world into turmoil. California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP), also known as […]

Report lays out strategies leading to student success

Last week, the CSBA blog highlighted the findings from Curriculum Associates analysis of reading and mathematics data gathered from nearly 2 million first- through eighth-grade students during the 2021–22 school year via the company’s diagnostic i-Ready Assessment. That report found that while younger students are […]

New assessment analysis finds mixed results in student progress after pandemic learning disruptions

While younger students are falling behind in foundational reading skills, older elementary and middle school student reading progress is on par with progress prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. In math, however, student achievement in all grades is still below pre-pandemic levels, according to new research […]

NAEP long-term trends assessment reveals first-ever decline in math for 9-year-olds

The National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) conducted a special administration of the NAEP long-term trend (LTT) reading and mathematics assessment for 9-year-old students to examine student achievement during the COVID-19 pandemic. The results, released Sept. 1, showed declines in both reading and math compared […]