National Assessment of Educational Progress

Mixed Bag When US Exam Scores Compared GloballySo how do U.S. eighth-graders do in math and science when compared to their peers around the globe? Turns out it matters which state they live in, according to a study being released Thursday.
Despite Spell Check, Less Than A Quarter Of Teens Are Proficient WritersLess than one-in-four American teens has proficient writing skills – even with use of spell check and computers.
Virginia's 8th Graders Are Smarter In Science Than Everybody Else'sVirginia's eighth-graders perform better in science than their peers nationwide, but only 40 percent have a solid grasp of the subject.