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December 18, 2013

Urban NAEP Results: 'Regular' D.C. Schools Make Big Gains

The District of Columbia school system answers a big question hanging over its impressive gains on the regular NAEP: did the charter school sector drive those improvements? New results show the answer: nope.

December 17, 2013

Panel Recommends New Breed of Assessments for Science Learning

A vision for science testing, recommended by a panel of the National Research Council, would fundamentally change the current model of assessment, blending classroom-based assessments and periodic tests to "monitor" learning with information about students' "opportunity to learn."

December 13, 2013

U.S. Girls Perform Evenly With Boys in Math and Science, PISA Data Show

In the United States, there was no statistical difference between boys' and girls' scores in either math or science on the 2012 PISA test.

December 10, 2013

Students Practice Programming With 'Hour of Code'

A new campaign for Computer Science Education Week is attempting to get 10 million K-12 students to spend an hour learning how to code.

December 03, 2013

Avoiding 'MalPISAnce': Caveats on International Test Rankings

The PISA results, released today, are both widely publicized and quite complicated. Here are some tips for understanding the data.

November 13, 2013

New 'What Works' Guide Focuses on Teaching Math to Young Children

A new guide from the federally-funded What Works Clearinghouse offers guidance on best practices in teaching math to children ages 3 to 6.

November 13, 2013

Wisconsin Bill Aims to Beef Up Math, Science Requirements

A measure approved this week by the Wisconsin Senate would require all high school students to complete more math and science credits to graduate.

October 30, 2013

Math Lesson Turns Into World Record

Students at a North Carolina middle school used math to set a world record.

October 22, 2013

NSF Grant to Help Connect Pittsburgh Teachers With Mathematicians

Pittsburgh Public Schools is getting $8 million from the National Science Foundation to improve math instruction at the secondary level.

October 11, 2013

Khan Academy Teams Up With Boarding School on Calculus

The Khan Academy announced a new partnership with a high school mathematics department that will help build a new and complete BC Calculus course.

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