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National Assessment of Educational Progress Report
For millions of dollars we got the following report:
Among the findings:
—Students who reported rarely or never discussing reading interpretations in class had average scores lower than those who did daily or almost daily.
—An overwhelming majority reported that reading is enjoyable. Students who strongly disagreed with the idea that reading is enjoyable had an average score much lower than those who strongly agreed.
—Math scores were higher, on average, for students who took calculus and lowest for students who had not taken a math course beyond Algebra I.
—Math scores were higher for students who reported math was their favorite subject, believed the subject would help them in the future or thought their class was engaging.
( Not a joke. Taken from the MSN article)
I included charts of 1) Spending per student 2) States with highest teacher salaries 3) State rankings 4) and the article this came from. 5) states that spend the least.
In the top ten state performers only #3 Mass and #7 NJ were on the list for highest paid teachers and most per student spent charts.
Minn was the top performer and the worst by far was Washington DC.
NY spends the most at $19,076 per student and #10 Penn spends 13,467.
Cal has the highest salaries with a average $63,640 and #10 Penn $54,977.
Only Colorado who is #10 on the least spent list made #6 on the highest ranked top ten.
After looking at the data and reading the article ... what conclusions do you draw?