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Alliance for Excellent Education Report Examines How Better Assessments Can Improve Outcomes For High School Students Press Release

June 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.

The Alliance for Excellent Education Calls for Greater U.S. Involvement in International Measurements Press Release

March 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 Release

December 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 Release

December 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...

Bob Wise Calls on U.S. Dept. of Education to Re-Administer International Reading Test to U.S. Students Press Release

November 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 Release

June 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.

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