New NAEP scores are out this morning: No increase for 4th graders from 2007 to 2009; 8th graders are up two points. From the IES release:
For the first time since the assessment began, 4th graders showed no overall increase at the national level, although they scored significantly higher in 2009 than when the assessment began in 1990. For 8th graders, scores in 2009 were higher when compared to both 2007 and 1990. These nationwide patterns also held for most student subgroups.