Alliance for Excellent Education Report Examines How Better Assessments Can Improve Outcomes For High School Students Press ReleaseJune 24, 2009
Federal policy must support a radically different system of assessments if the United States is to succeed in preparing all students for college and career, according to a new publication from the Alliance for Excellent Education. Meaningful Measurement: The Role of Assessments in Improving High School Education in the Twenty-First Century, a new collection of essays written by leading education experts and published by the Alliance, discusses these issues, examines promising assessment practices from across the globe, and offers recommendations on how the federal government can support an assessment agenda for the twenty-first century.
Statement From Bob Wise, President of the Alliance for Excellent Education, on Common Academic Standards Press ReleaseApril 29, 2009
Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education and former governor of West Virginia, issued the following statement in reaction to the House Education and Labor Committee’s April 29 hearing on “Strengthening America’s Competitiveness through Common Academic Standards.”
The Alliance for Excellent Education Calls for Greater U.S. Involvement in International Measurements Press ReleaseMarch 24, 2009
While other developed nations benefit by regularly comparing, or “benchmarking,” their educational performance and practices against each other, the United States largely ignores the world’s useful lessons in improving education, according to a new report from the Alliance for Excellent Education, a Washington, DC nonprofit policy organization advocating high school reform.
Bob Wise, President of the Alliance for Excellent Education, Reacts to Publication of International Benchmarking Report Press ReleaseDecember 19, 2008
Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education and former governor of West Virginia, issued a statement in response to today’s publication of Providing World-Class Education: State Strategies for International Benchmarking by the National Governors Association, Council of Chief State School Officers, and Achieve, Inc...
Bob Wise, President of the Alliance for Excellent Education, Reacts to Results of International Math and Science Exam Press ReleaseDecember 09, 2008
Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education and former governor of West Virginia, issued a statement in reaction to the results of the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), which compares U.S. student achievement against that of peers in more than fifty other nations...
Best Economic Stimulus is Diploma, According to National Education Reform Advocate in Keynote Address at National Press Club Press ReleaseOctober 21, 2008
Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education and former governor of West Virginia, told participants at the education summit “America’s High Schools: What Works? What’s Next?” that the best economic stimulus is a high school diploma.
On Tuesday, December 4, 2007, six national organizations will co-host a briefing at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. At it, the findings of the 2006 Programme for International Student Assessments (PISA) will be presented in detail by Andreas Schleicher, head of the indicators and analysis division, OECD Directorate for Education.
Bob Wise Calls on U.S. Dept. of Education to Re-Administer International Reading Test to U.S. Students Press ReleaseNovember 20, 2007
In the wake of yesterday’s announcement that the reading test results of American students on the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) have been invalidated, Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education and former governor of West Virginia, has sent a letter to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education and the Director of the Institute of Education Sciences. He urges them to work together to re-administer the reading section “so that 15-year-old U.S. students’ reading performance can truly be compared to their counterparts’ around the world.”
Alliance for Excellent Education Partners with League of United Latin American Citizens to Improve Secondary Education Press ReleaseJune 30, 2006
Gov. Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education, and Hector Flores, national president of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), have signed a memo of understanding (MOU), committing the two organizations to work together in mutual areas of interest to improve the state of education for underserved, at-risk secondary students in the United States.