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Press Release

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

CCSSO Executive Director’s Statement on 2015 NAEP Results

Contact:Olympia Meolaolympia.meola@ccsso.org202-336-7071

Washington, D.C. (October 28, 2015) -- The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) Executive Director Chris Minnich released the following statement about the 2015 NAEP State and National Results in Mathematics and Reading.
 
"Today's NAEP results confirm that there is still a lot of work to be done to ensure that our young people are ready for success in college, careers and life. We have seen some encouraging signs, including increased graduation rates and improved scores on college entrance exams, in recent years.

"Every state across the country has moved to more challenging standards since 2010 to better prepare all kids for life after high school. We know things will not change overnight, and we must give students and teachers the time they need to adjust to higher standards. While NAEP is just one measure, it continues to be an important measure that states use to compare across states and over time." 

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The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) is a nonpartisan, nationwide, nonprofit organization of public officials who head departments of elementary and secondary education in the states, the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense Education Activity, and five U.S. extra-state jurisdictions. CCSSO provides leadership, advocacy, and technical assistance on major educational issues. The Council seeks member consensus on major educational issues and expresses their views to civic and professional organizations, federal agencies, Congress, and the public.