Atlanta Public Schools Student Progress on NAEP Mirrors National Trends

The 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)  math and reading tests results released today show APS maintaining steady overall growth compared to all participating Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) school districts in the U.S. TUDA is a special assessment group of 21 school districts in large metropolitan areas. This allows educators to compare “apples... Continue Reading →

APS 4th- and 8th-graders demonstrate consistent, significant gains on nation’s report card over a 10-year period

Over a 10-year period, Atlanta Public Schools fourth- and eighth- grade students have demonstrated consistent and significant gains compared to all participating Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) school districts in the nation. From 2003-2013, APS students posted the highest growth in Grade 4 reading and Grade 8 math on the National Assessment of Educational Progress... Continue Reading →

APS 4th & 8th grade students produce largest gains in the nation in 3 of 4 tested categories on national tests

ATLANTA – APS 4th and 8th grade students had the largest growth in 3 of 4 tested categories over the past decade on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) tests, outpacing all other states and school districts reporting scores.  The results of the 2011 NAEP math and reading tests released today clearly reflect this... Continue Reading →

APS fourth-graders score on par with students in other urban districts on national science exam

APS fourth-grade students scored on a par with their counterparts in other large urban school districts across the nation in the results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) science exam administered in the spring of 2009. The average science score for fourth grade students in Atlanta was 134.... Continue Reading →

Dr. Hall delivers seventh-annual State of the Schools address

UPDATE: For complete coverage of the State of the Schools address, click here. Check out the video here. Check out the photo gallery here. APS Superintendent Dr. Beverly L. Hall insisted on accountability and provided a blueprint for Atlanta Public Schools to move beyond the CRCT investigation report during her seventh-annual State of the Schools... Continue Reading →

Elementary students and teachers find that Xanadu summer camp is a gift

UPDATE: Watch video of a teacher and student discussing Xanadu here. Watch photo gallery here. Elaine Nevers-Williams (pictured above, bottom right) has taught at several levels in her 13 years in Atlanta Public Schools (17 overall). So what made Nevers-Williams, currently a kindergarten teacher at M. Agnes Jones Elementary, decide to become certified to teach... Continue Reading →

Education writer cites APS gains on NAEP scores as one reason to be cautious with CRCT report

Last week we shared a letter from education reformer Kati Haycock of The Education Trust who urged caution when considering the results of the recent report on CRCT answer-sheet erasures. This week brings another interesting article, from Karin Chenoweth, Education Trust senior writer and author of How It’s Being Done: Urgent Lessons from Unexpected Schools. Writing for the Encyclopedia... Continue Reading →

APS students show continued improvement on national math test

APS students demonstrated steady improvement on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) for the 2008-2009 school year, based on the scores released today. Since 2003, APS students have demonstrated improvements every year the test has been administered. NAEP, also referred to as the Nation’s Report Card, is a uniform assessment of student performance administered... Continue Reading →

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