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STUDENT TEST SCORES
What to Do About a Poor Report Card?
Children's Book Author
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) has posted its 2015 "report card." NAEP measures student achievement and is given periodically to students across the United States. It will come as no surprise to many educators that the scores are down.
College Board President: 'We Are Building an Iron Wall of Inequality'
Senior Digital Editor and Producer, the Aspen Institute
He discussed testing students as a measure of college preparedness, the issues of inequality and discrimination in the classroom, and the state of the US public education system.
These Are The States With The Smartest Students
To create the map, researchers looked at each state's scores for the SAT, ACT, AP and National Assessment of Educational
THE WORLD POST
Within A Global Crisis In Education, Some Hints Of Progress
Peter S. Goodman
Perhaps more uncomfortable for the French was the finding that inequality has widened. While the number of high-achieving
American Students' Biggest Problem Is Their Schools
Chris Emdin and Ellie Williams join HuffPost Live to explain why American students' biggest problem is their schools.
U.S. Teens Fall Further Behind Other Countries
According to the latest results of a comprehensive set of international exams released Tuesday, America's teens have remained mid-pack among their peers worldwide and utterly stagnant in reading, math and science over the last 10 years.
U.S. Test Scores Remain Stagnant While Other Countries See Rapid Rise
Some are skeptical of the broader significance of the results. "Do I want Israel's economy, the American economy or Belgium's
The Global Search for Education: School Performance
C. M. Rubin
Blogger and Author, "The Real Alice in Wonderland"
Accompanying the report is model legislation authored by attorney Kathy Gebhardt, executive director of Children's Voices
Los Angeles Unified School District, Teachers Union Reach 'Historic' Tentative Agreement To Incorporate Student Test Scores In Teacher Evaluations
L.A. Unified represents the second-largest district in the country, serving more than 640,000 students in 900 schools and
Teacher Raises Earlier In Career Correlates To Better Student Performance: Study
In providing a rationale for front-loaded salary schedules, the authors cite research that indicates teachers are the most
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LA Loses $40 Million Of Race To The Top Funds Because Of Teachers' Union Resistance To Evaluations
"There were enough issues out there that were complex enough that we could not get to the point where we could get together
Cost Of Living Can Affect Test Scores: Poor Students More Likely To Struggle In High-Cost Areas
Based on a sample of more than 17,000 first-graders, the study by researchers from UCLA and the nonprofit Child Trends "provides
North Carolina School District Cuts Teacher Pay, Jobs To Provide Laptops For Students, Sees Scores Increase
Though the loss of 37 teaching jobs resulted in larger class sizes -- now 30 instead of 18 -- district officials told the
Donna Hubbard, Ohio School Superintendent, Placed On Leave Amid Allegations Of Falsified Attendance Records
Heffner has accepted the inspector general’s findings, and does not plan on resigning from his post. Lockland, which boasts
Los Angeles Unified School District And Teachers' Union Agree To Include Student Test Scores In Teacher Evaluations
UTLA has opposed the voluntary program -- spearheaded by district superintendent John Deasy -- claiming that test scores
High School Teacher
In our school and in education generally, we're like an orchestra of competent musicians who lack a score; we can each play well, but we're seldom playing the same thing at the same time, or looking to the same conductor.
Ohio Teacher Pay To Be Linked With Student Test Scores Under New Law
Ohio has also received an Obama administration waiver from parts of the No Child Left Behind law, which required that the
Maybe it's Time to Ask the Teachers?
President, Learning Policy Institute
We have never heard more policy rhetoric about developing, recruiting and retaining strong teachers. Ironically, our policies have also never done more to ensure that good teachers have little incentive to serve and stay in those schools.
Releasing Teacher Ratings Is Bad Idea
Professor of Science Education
In the latest iteration of the "cult of accountability," a state court allowed New York City to release performance reports for thousands of teachers and share them with the public.
The Problem With School Accountability Systems
Dr. Thomas W. Payzant
Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Using test results to drive teacher and leader effectiveness is akin to poking the raw batter with a toothpick. Which is why it hasn't worked and is not going to.
Detroit Students Worst In Nation On National Assessment, Show Some Improvement
Detroit tied with Washington, D.C., as the lowest scorer in eighth-grade reading. The average Detroit score in fourth-grade
Chicago Teacher Evaluations: Chicago Public Schools Consider Enacting New Standards
"We have no trouble telling kids whether they're passing or failing [the state tests], but we're reluctant to tell adults
Library Funding Ups Student Scores
U.S. researchers say a study of 22 U.S. states and a Canadian province shows when funding support for school libraries rises
Another Health Care and Education Discussion
Upper elementary teacher for 30 years
We too often oversimplify important, complex issues in education and rely on testing in ways it wasn't designed to be used by people that don't really understand that.
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