Strengthening High School Teaching and Learning in New Hampshire’s Competency-Based System Report/Fact SheetJanuary 22, 2013
For a century, most students have advanced from grade to grade based on the number of days they spend in class, but in New Hampshire, schools have moved away from “seat time” and toward “competency-based learning".
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.
Engineering Solutions to the National Crisis in Literacy: How to Make Good on the Promise of the Common Core State Standards Report/Fact SheetApril 14, 2011
This brief includes recommendations to leverage improvements in literacy skills from birth through grade twelve by providing systemic approaches, equitable resources, and strong teacher training.
PISA 2009 Results: What Students Know and Can Do Student Performance in Reading, Mathematics, and Science, Vol. 1 (OECD report) Report/Fact SheetDecember 07, 2010
The 2009 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) results were released by the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) on December 7 in Paris, France.
The Federal Role in Confronting the Crisis in Adolescent Literacy Report/Fact SheetSeptember 20, 2010
Results from national reading assessments reveal that millions of young people leave high school without the advanced reading and writing skills required for career and college success.
Principles for a Comprehensive Assessment System Report/Fact SheetFebruary 25, 2010
Recognizing that no single test can fulfill all the needs for information by all stakeholders, this report suggests the need for a comprehensive system of assessments that needs to be coherent and cohesive and aligned to standards for college and career readiness.
Meaningful Measurement: The Role of Assessments in Improving High School Education in the Twenty-First Century Report/Fact SheetApril 16, 2009
As the nation embraces the goal of graduating all students college and career ready, there is a growing movement to realign standards, assessments, and accountability systems to that goal.
Short Sighted: How America’s Lack of Attention to International Education Studies Impedes Improvement Report/Fact SheetMarch 23, 2009
To future generations, Americans’ current educational myopia is likely to appear, at best, a negligent failure to anticipate and meet the needs of the nation and its citizens.
Latino Students and U.S. High Schools (Updated) Report/Fact SheetJanuary 29, 2009
The U.S. Census Bureau projects that by the year 2050, about 50 percent of the U.S. population will be African American, Hispanic, or Asian.