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.
Informing Writing: The Benefits of Formative Assessment Report/Fact SheetSeptember 15, 2011
Although some progress has been made in improving the writing achievement of students in American schools, most students do not write well enough to meet grade-level demands.
Assessing Deeper Learning Report/Fact SheetJuly 28, 2011
This brief shows what assessments that measure deeper learning would look like, how they are used in other countries, how technology can support their development, and how they can be implemented feasibly.
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).