Teaching kids how to read, write and multiply is only half the battle when you consider the complexity of today’s teen generation.
Todays teen generation is facing an emerging force of smarter, stronger, and cost-efficient machines. So the question that must be asked is whether the nation’s schools are preparing students for this transformation, and what will happen to those who are left behind.
National assessments reveal that an alarming low number of students are proficient in the core areas. In other words, a vast majority of the nation’s students are unable to show any real grasp of the concepts they are learning, and herein lies the problem.
The prevailing belief amongst educators, and one supported by a significant body of research, is that a student’s level of proficiency in the core areas is a key predictor of economic success in what will become an increasingly competitive global stage.
According to the most recent national assessment conducted in 2019 (NAEP)...
According to the most recent Wyoming assessment (WY-TOPP) in 2020
% proficient or above...
*Wyoming does not test grades 11 or 12.