Tom Loveless

Tom Loveless is an education researcher and former senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. From 2000–2017, he authored The Brown Center Report on American Education, an annual report analyzing important trends in education. Loveless has published widely in scholarly journals and appeared in popular media to discuss school reform, student achievement, and other education topics. His newest book is Between the State and the Schoolhouse, which dissects the history and outcomes of the Common Core State Standards.

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Trends in Reading and Math Achievement, by Race/Ethnicity, 1990-2019

Trends in Reading and Math Achievement, by Race/Ethnicity, 1990-2019

In my recent book, Between the State and the Schoolhouse: Understanding the Failure of Common Core, I examine achievement gaps between different racial and ethnic groups.  To guide the analysis, scores from the National Assessment of Educational Progress--for Asian/Pacific Islanders, Blacks, Hispanics, and whites--are provided from 1990 to 2019. These four racial/ethnic groups make up about 95% of the NAEP testing population. Here I would like to add to the book's discussion and point out some of the most interesting trends in the data.

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