Christina Samuels at Education Week:
Students with disabilities posted stagnant scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress in 2017 and failed to close the gap with students not identified as having disabilities, who also reflected generally flat performance on the latest results for what's been called the "Nation's Report Card."
Fourth-grade students with disabilities earned an average of 187 on the NAEP's reading test and 214 on the NAEP's math test, both of which are scored on a 500-point scale.Nevertheless, graduation rates are going up.
For 4th-grade students without disabilities, however, the average score was 227 on the reading test and 243 on the math test.
Eighth grade students with disabilities earned 232 on the reading test and 247 on the math test. Reading was a small bright spot—that score was a 2-point gain for students with disabilities from the last time the test was administered, in 2015.
But the reading test scores of 8th-grade students without disabilities also rose, by 1 point. Their average score was 271 on the reading portion of the test and 288 on the math section of the test.