2017 NAEP SCORES SHOW IOWA FALLS IN 4TH READING

4-11-18

Greetings, Governor Reynolds, Legislature Education Committees and all— 

Please forward to all Iowa newspapers, school boards, school administrators and others who might be interested. 

National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2017 SCORES WERE JUST RELEASED YESTERDAY, 4-10-18!  2015  SCORES WERE REPORTED IN PREVIOUS IOWALIVE POSTS.

Visit NAEP website https://www.nationsreportcard.gov/profiles/stateprofile?chort=2&sub=MAT&sj=AL&sfj=NP&st=MN&year=2017R3 and click on 2017 4threading to see Iowa fell 2 points since 2015, despite continuously increased school funding.  Iowa students scored only 202 out of 500 which is only 40%, a big red F by any standard! 

As you know, NAEP tests are based on reading skills 4th graders should have, not Iowa’s phony 40th National Percentile Rank (NPR) Student  Proficiency Standard that claims 3rd graders are proficient (expert) 4th readers!!  Iowa’s 8th & 12th reading scores are little better and explain why employers and the military are insisting the federal government intervene to fix the disastrous national security threat. 

IOWA’S 4TH GRADE NAEP READING SCORES ARE FALLING

NAEP is the source of the following chart of Iowa 4th grade reading scores.  Website http://www.iowalive.net/24billionforfakeschoolnews.htm referenced  farther below, shows Iowa educators and taxpayers wasted $24 billion on failed school fixes.  The Des Moines Register and Cedar Rapids Gazette editors refuse to report it!!  Website  http://www.iowalive.net/assessmenttestsmess.htm lists 4 MUSTs to fix Iowa’s failed K-12 education system. The editors are buried in the school fake news tank. Stay tuned!

 

* Significantly different (p < .05) from 2017.

 

MORE SCHOOL SPENDING IS NOT THE SOLUTION

For your information, K-12 school spending, adjusted for State cost of living,  is matched to National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 4th grade reading scores and sorted by State in the table  below.   As shown in the table, Iowa is ranked 19th in K-12 school spending and 28th in 4th NAEP 2017 reading scores.   Just as with 2015 NAEP scores, posted on http://www.iowalive.net/ia18thinschoolspending.htm this is a poor return on K-12 school spending the Des Moines Register and Cedar Rapids gazette refuse to report.  Just as they will refuse to report it as presented in the table herein, which uses the following sources of data.

GOVERNING

http://www.governing.com/gov-data/education-data/state-education-spending-per-pupil-data.html

US LEARNING

https://www.uslearning.net/cost-of-living-by-state.html

NAEP

https://www.nationsreportcard.gov/profiles/stateprofile?chort=1&sub=RED&sj=&sfj=NP&st=MN&year=2017R3

 

Notice:  Iowa 4th grade 65th National Percentile Rank (NPR) national grade level school district rankings are posted in tables on:  http://www.iowalive.net/readingrankcheatingiowa20162017.htm  and are comparable to NAEP Proficient reading scores in the table herein. For example, Iowa is ranked 28th in NAEP and Des Moines is ranked 326th of 333 Iowa school districts.  So Des Moines is ranked 326th in a State ranked 28th in the nation in 4th reading—unreported by the Des Moines Register!!  Cedar Rapids has little to brag about at 237th

TABLE RANKS STATE K-12 SCHOOL SPENDING AND 4TH READING SCORES

States Are in Alphabetical Order

Yellow Columns Show In 2017, Iowa 4th Readers Are Ranked 19th In Cost Of Living Adjusted K-12 Spending Per Pupil And 28th In NAEP 4th Reading Scores, Not Counting Ties. This Places Iowa 37th In The Nation In Education Spending Value.  Only 36% Of 4th Readers Scored As Proficient Compared To 73.63% Iowa Educators Bogusly Claimed Proficient Based On Its Lowest In The Midwest 40th National Percentile Rank (NPR) Proficiency Standard.  Iowa Schools Are Poorly Managed and Iowa Educators Are Over Paid.   Sources: Iowa Dept. of ED,  Governing.com, NAEP, US Learning & Iowalive  4-10-18

State Cost Of Living Factor (2017)

STATES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

Average Reading Score (0 To 500)

% At Or Above Basic

% At Or  Above Proficient

State Total Spending Per Pupil

2017 Cost of Living Adjusted Total Per Pupil Spending  RANK

2017 NAEP 4th Reading Rank

Spending Minus Reading.  Minus Is Bad!!!

Spending Rank Minus Reading Rank= Education Value. 

 101.6

Alabama

216

63

31

$8,615

34

41

-7

36

   94.0

Alaska

207

56

28

$6,575

3

50

-47

50

   89.1

Arizona

215

61

30

$8,082

46

46

0

26

  129.1

Arkansas

216

63

31

$14,192

27

40

-13

41

101.7

California

215

61

31

$11,237

47

45

2

22

  101.6

Colorado

225

71

40

$9,245

40

15

25

3

   94.5

Connecticut

228

74

43

$8,687

7

6

1

23

90.8

Delaware

221

67

36

$6,923

9

30

-21

45

 106.1

Florida

228

75

41

$10,735

43

5

38

2

187.7

Georgia

220

66

35

$12,855

30

33

-3

29

 91.1

Hawaii

216

62

32

$10,040

50

39

11

14

100.4

Idaho

223

70

38

$8,881

48

23

25

4

   98.0

Illinois

220

66

35

$11,028

8

32

-24

47

    118.0

Indiana

226

73

41

$14,697

29

9

20

7

   127.3

Iowa

222

69

36

$10,442

19

28

-9

37

85

Kansas

223

70

37

$8,456

25

22

3

18

 100.2

Kentucky

224

70

38

$8,937

31

18

13

12

  90.6

Louisiana

212

56

26

$9,687

21

48

-27

49

    90.1

Maine

221

67

36

$10,147

22

29

-7

35

96.2

Maryland

225

69

40

$9,752

28

14

14

10

      96.6

Massachusetts

236

80

51

$7,489

16

1

15

9

     89.7

Michigan

218

64

32

$8,726

11

36

-25

48

   120.7

Minnesota

225

71

39

$18,039

17

13

4

16

  129.1

Mississippi

215

60

27

$18,377

35

44

-9

38

    93.8

Missouri

223

69

37

$11,010

23

21

2

21

97.1

Montana

222

70

38

$13,755

24

27

-3

28

   123.2

Nebraska

224

72

38

$15,179

12

17

-5

31

  136.3

Nevada

215

61

31

$10,467

44

43

1

25

   100.5

New Hampshire

229

75

43

$9,953

14

3

11

13

 90.4

New Jersey

233

78

49

$8,861

4

2

2

20

   115.0

New Mexico

208

54

25

$13,257

32

49

-17

43

    96.4

New York

222

68

36

$11,375

2

26

-24

46

   102.1

North Carolina

224

69

39

$14,717

39

16

23

5

   90.6

North Dakota

222

70

34

$9,128

10

25

-15

42

  94.7

Ohio

225

71

39

$16,055

13

12

1

24

   99.3

Oklahoma

217

63

29

$13,320

41

38

3

19

87.9

Oregon

218

63

33

$9,694

45

35

10

15

 94.6

Pennsylvania

225

71

40

$9,630

6

11

-5

30

      102.5

Rhode Island

223

69

39

$14,120

15

20

-5

32

131.1

South Carolina

213

59

29

$21,206

36

47

-11

40

92.3

South Dakota

222

69

36

$10,944

42

24

18

8

      89.5

Tennessee

219

64

33

$11,482

38

34

4

17

 90.0

Texas

215

60

29

$9,427

37

42

-5

33

     92.7

Utah

225

72

41

$11,637

49

10

39

1

95.3

Vermont

226

73

43

$11,359

5

8

-3

27

  129.4

Virginia

228

74

43

$15,592

26

4

22

6

    99.7

Washington

223

68

39

$11,949

33

19

14

11

     93.9

West Virginia

217

64

32

$11,946

18

37

-19

44

 131.5

Wisconsin

220

66

35

$20,172

20

31

-11

39

   121.2

Wyoming

227

74

41

$18,235

1

7

-6

34

 

 

CLOSURE

Iowalive’s releases include quality documentation, hard facts and the best numbers available to explain the context.  This bests the Iowa educator practice of avoiding the use of hard facts (such as their devious use of low student proficiency standards) or falsely laying the blame elsewhere instead of performing a quality assessment.  Iowa educators teach to, and give students answers to the tests, and only know memorization, which simply requires memorizing some specific piece of information, with absolutely no understanding of the underlying concepts that form the context (documented with hard facts).  Iowa educators have used shallowly false excuses for decades to avoid accountability for their failed system.  http://www.iowalive.net/iowak-12educationsystem.htm

In fact, the IA Board of Educational Examiners has yet to respond to Iowalive’s  3-22-18 question, “does the Board consider teaching to the test, and giving students answers prior to the test, to be cheating”?

Clearly Iowa’s local K-12 schools need to be confined to the extracurricular activities communities like, and leave the educating to expertly effective, out-of-state, online teachers.  Register’s hiding poor forum results, the Examiner’s refusal to answer Iowalive’s question,  and the references cited below, fully support that conclusion.

REFERENCES

$23.6 BILLION TOTAL INCREASE IN IA K-12 FUNDING FOR 17 YEARS OF FLAT READING SCORES

STATE MATH & INTEGRITY RANKINGS OF 333 IOWA SCHOOL DISTRICTS--2016-2017

4 MUSTs TO FIX IOWA'S K-12 STUDENT ASSESSMENT TESTS MESS

CONSTRUCTIVE CONCERNS ABOUT $36.3 MILLION TO CHANGE IA SCHOOL EXAMS

IA SCHOOLS HID LOW TEST SCORES--ATTACKED FLORIDA SCHOOL HID CRIMINAL BEHAVIORS!

C. R. GAZETTE WANTS SHALLOW THINKING TEENS TO VOTE

HOW & WHY IOWA ADOPTED THE  LOWEST STUDENT PROFICIENCY STANDARD IN MIDWEST

THE UGLY IMPACTS ON IOWANS--ISEA TEACHER UNION--IA. PUBLIC ENEMY # 1

DR. SUE REPORTS HOW IOWA EDUCATION GOT STUCK ON STUPID

10 IA SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS NAMED & ASKED TO STEP UP

UNACCEPTABLE FLAWS IN IOWA SCHOOL REPORT CARD ASSESSMENTS

IA STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT TO BE #1 IN NATION UNDER BOARD OF EDUCATION STRATEGIC PLAN

  UNI'S FAILURE TO TEACH CAUSES TEACHERS TO CHEAT--BENCHMARKS FOR UNI PRESIDENT MARK NOOK

IOWA'S REPORT CARD, SCHOOL RANKINGS AND CHEATING--333 DISTRICTS

WHY SUMMER READING, TEACHER LEADERSHIP & OTHER 'EDUCATION FIXES' FAILED

http://www.iowalive.net/

http://www.iowalive.net/ia18thinschoolspending.htm

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