U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan trumpets NAEP gains as payoff of federal priorities, even though many states that embraced those priorities didn't soar on the national assessment.
The 2013 scores show no progress closing racial, ethnic and gender achievement gaps, and little progress in math and reading. One exception: 8th grade reading, which showed a 3-point improvement.
State will use Smarter Balanced field tests in place of its own math and English/language arts tests in 2014.
The group of university professors, who come from a variety of academic disciplines, say it's a mistake for so many Catholic schools to embrace the common standards for English/language arts and mathematics.
Students at a North Carolina middle school used math to set a world record.
By guest blogger Alyson Klein. Cross-posted from Politics K12. Ever since California approved a bill to suspend much of its accountability testing for one year, everyone has been wondering if the feds would punish the Golden State for straying far from the accountability requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act, which call for states to test students in grades 3 through 8 and once in high school and use the results to make key school improvement decisions. And now, we have our answer. California could lose at least $15 million in federal Title I administrative fund in its clash ...
A new study finds that the cost of PARCC and Smarter Balanced tests won't rise by more than a few dollars per student if a substantial number of states drop out of the consortia.
A new grant will support the work of an alternative high school opening next year in Chicago that is focused on maritime studies.
A new survey of teachers shows that most assign readings based on a student's reading level, rather than his grade level.
Pittsburgh Public Schools is getting $8 million from the National Science Foundation to improve math instruction at the secondary level.