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December 21, 2010

Study Notes Trend Toward More Testing in High School

A new report finds more states requiring some form of high school test, and its authors predict that forthcoming common assessments could fuel that trend.

December 15, 2010

What Are Appropriate Boundaries for Teachers and Principals?

A college student reflects on her lackluster freshman English experience, and education activists debate how far teachers and principals should go in tracking down truants.

December 07, 2010

PISA: How Top-Scoring Nations Get There

Another report from the OECD, which released PISA results today, describes what top-scoring nations did to produce high levels of achievement among 15-year-olds.

November 18, 2010

Motivating 12th Graders to Ace NAEP: Try Prom Tickets

Some schools are offering rewards to motivate 12th graders to do better on the NAEP.

November 18, 2010

How Are 12th Graders Doing on NAEP? The Results Are Out

NAEP scores for high school seniors in math and reading show declines since 1992, but modest gains since the last test in 2005.

November 12, 2010

Seat Time: An Idea Whose Time Has Come and Gone?

A new study argues that technology can play a key role in letting students advance through their education as they master skills and ideas, rather than after prescribed periods of "seat time."

October 25, 2010

Why Students Don't Write Research Papers in High School

Recent papers and discussions explore high school students' weak skills in writing and research.

October 11, 2010

Reading Roundup: College Remediation, New York Tests

Hot on the heels of last week's White House summit on community colleges, the Hechinger Report takes a look at the phenomenon of community college students getting mired in remedial education. The American Institutes for Research has put a pricetag on what it costs to educate college students who dr...

October 06, 2010

The High School Work of College Readiness

A new report from ACT Inc. explores how expanded college readiness in high school produces better college outcomes.

October 06, 2010

What Comes Before Community College? High School

The White House's Community College Summit creates dialog and leverages commitment, but some worry that zeroing in on college downplays the work needed to improve high schools.

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