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RESULTS OF 2011 TRIAL URBAN DISTRICT ASSESSMENTS IN READING AND MATH: Large Urban Districts Narrow Gap With National Average Article

December 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).

Assessments, Rural Schools

“PRIORITIZING THE NATION’S LOWEST-PERFORMING HIGH SCHOOLS”: New Alliance Brief Profiles Lowest-Performing Schools, Calls for Federal Action Article

April 19, 2010

A new brief from the Alliance for Excellent Education calls on Congress to address the approximately two thousand high schools that account for nearly half of the nation’s dropouts.

CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES: New Alliance Report Calls on Congress to be More Responsive to the Needs of Rural High Schools Article

February 08, 2010

Despite often being shortchanged by current federal education policies, rural high schools routinely use practices that could be useful to boosting student performance in their urban and suburban counterparts, according to a new report from the Alliance for Excellent Education.

THE CHALLENGE: Six Million Students are in Danger of Being “Left Behind” Article

September 23, 2002

As the nation's schoolchildren head back to school and school districts begin to implement the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation, one thing is very clear-six million students in our nation's middle schools and high schools are in serious danger of being left behind.

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