Most of the seventeen urban school districts participating in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2009 science assessment scored below the national average.
The West Virginia Constitution currently gives Senate President Earl Ray Tomblin (D) the duty of acting as governor after Former Governor Joe Manchin (D) was elected to serve in the U.S. Senate.
About 33 percent of the nation’s schools did not make adequate yearly progress (AYP) in 2008–09 school year, according to a recently released report from the Center on Education Policy (CEP).
THE NATION’S REPORT CARD: Too Many High School Seniors Unprepared for College-Level Math and Reading ArticleNovember 29, 2010
More than 60 percent of the nation’s high school seniors fail to read at a proficient level, according to the results from the 2009 grade twelve reading assessment from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as The Nation’s Report Card.
U.S. MATH PERFORMANCE IN GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE: U.S. Students with Advanced Math Skills Lag Behind International High-Achieving Peers ArticleNovember 15, 2010
A new report finds that 6 percent of U.S. public and private school students tested at the advanced level in eighth-grade mathematics, compared to 28 percent of students in Taiwan and at least 20 percent of students in Finland, Hong Kong, and Korea.
SAVE THE DATE: Results from the Nation’s Report Card in Reading and Math for Twelfth Graders to Be Released November 18 ArticleNovember 15, 2010
Results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as the Nation’s Report Card, in reading and mathematics for Grade 12 will be released on Thursday, November 18.
EVALUATING TEACHER EFFECTIVENESS: New Report Examines How Teacher Assessments Can Be Reliable Indicators of Teacher Success ArticleNovember 01, 2010
A new report from the Center for American Progress argues that the nation lacks a practical set of standards and assessments to determine that teachers—especially those who are new to the profession—are well prepared and ready to teach.
I LOVE L.A.—AND ATLANTA: Results from NAEP 2009 Trial Urban District Assessment Show Some Large Cities Making Progress, Though Much More Work Is Still Needed ArticleJune 01, 2010
Average eighth-grade reading scores for the nation and large cities with populations greater than 250,000 were higher in 2009 than in 2007, but only two of the eleven districts that participated in 2007—Atlanta and Los Angeles—showed an increase since that year, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA).
THE CASE FOR COMMON STANDARDS: New Profiles from the Alliance for Excellent Education Examine Need for (and Potential of) Common Standards and Assessments ArticleMay 03, 2010
In spring 2009, the Common Core State Standards Initiative was launched with forty-eight states, the District of Columbia, and two territories coming together under the auspices of the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers to develop a common core of state K-12 English language arts and mathematics standards.
STANDARD RESPONSE: Senate HELP Committee Chairman and Top Republican Agree that Standards Movement Needs to Be Led by States, Not Federal Government ArticleMay 03, 2010
On April 28, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee continued its hearings on the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)-currently known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB)-when it heard from witnesses on the role that standards and assessments play in the American education system.