On March 27, the Alliance for Excellent Education held a webinar on Developing Assessments of Deeper Learning: The Costs and Benefits of Using Tests that Help Students Learn, a new report from the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE).
U.S. fourth graders ranked sixth out of forty-five participating countries on the 2011 Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS), which was released in December 2012.
NATION’S REPORT CARD: Average Eighth-Grade Science Score Increases; Achievement Gaps Narrow, But Large Gaps Remain ArticleMay 14, 2012
The average eighth-grade science score increased from 150 in 2009 to 152 in 2011, according to the latest results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in science, also known as the Nation’s Report Card.
RESULTS OF 2011 TRIAL URBAN DISTRICT ASSESSMENTS IN READING AND MATH: Large Urban Districts Narrow Gap With National Average ArticleDecember 12, 2011
Although the average reading score for eighth-grade public students increased 2 points from 2009 to 2011, the average reading score remains 9 points lower than the score for public school students in the nation, according to the 2011 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA).
INFORMING WRITING: New Alliance Report Offers Evidence That Classroom-Based Assessments Can Improve Writing Skills of American Students ArticleSeptember 19, 2011
Effective assessments are promising tools to help ensure that students write well enough to meet grade-level demands.
Condition of Education 2011: Annual Report Includes Fifty Different Education Indicators and Special Analysis of Changes in Postsecondary Education ArticleMay 31, 2011
Released on May 26 by the National Center for Education Statistics, Condition of Education 2011 presents fifty different indicators of important developments and trends in U.S. education.
LAST CUT IS THE DEEPEST: Final FY 2011 Spending Agreement Cuts Spending by Nearly $40 Billion, Includes More Cuts for Education Programs ArticleApril 18, 2011
After months of negotiations, House Republicans, Senate Democrats, and the White House finally came to an agreement on a long-term continuing resolution (CR).