student test scores

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.
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.
To create the map, researchers looked at each state's scores for the SAT, ACT, AP and National Assessment of Educational
Perhaps more uncomfortable for the French was the finding that inequality has widened. While the number of high-achieving
Chris Emdin and Ellie Williams join HuffPost Live to explain why American students' biggest problem is their schools.
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.
Some are skeptical of the broader significance of the results. "Do I want Israel's economy, the American economy or Belgium's
Accompanying the report is model legislation authored by attorney Kathy Gebhardt, executive director of Children's Voices
L.A. Unified represents the second-largest district in the country, serving more than 640,000 students in 900 schools and
In providing a rationale for front-loaded salary schedules, the authors cite research that indicates teachers are the most
"There were enough issues out there that were complex enough that we could not get to the point where we could get together
Based on a sample of more than 17,000 first-graders, the study by researchers from UCLA and the nonprofit Child Trends "provides
Though the loss of 37 teaching jobs resulted in larger class sizes -- now 30 instead of 18 -- district officials told the
Heffner has accepted the inspector general’s findings, and does not plan on resigning from his post. Lockland, which boasts
UTLA has opposed the voluntary program -- spearheaded by district superintendent John Deasy -- claiming that test scores
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 has also received an Obama administration waiver from parts of the No Child Left Behind law, which required that the
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.
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.
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.