EDUCATION NEXT: Let’s Not Replace the Honesty Gap with a Reality Gap

“Many states have been defining “proficient” at levels dramatically below the bar set by the National Assessment of Educational Progress and, more to the point, below the level that would indicate that kids are on track for college and career,” says Michael Petrilli, referencing the Honesty Gap. However, he goes on to strike a hopeful tone:

“But thanks to the Common Core aligned assessments that most states are using for the first time this year, the illusion—and the gap—is about to disappear. (At least if the states follow through and set the bar at a true college-ready level. I’d be shocked if they didn’t.) Policymakers in these states deserve a ton of credit for taking this politically difficult, but morally correct, step. This is a historic milestone for America’s schools.”

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