The latest round of NAEP results for 12th graders delves into a variety of contextual factors, including math courses students have taken and their attitudes toward reading.
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May 07, 2014
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May 07, 2014
The performance of high school seniors in both subjects stayed the same compared with 2009. Only 26 percent of students scored proficient or above in math in 2013; for reading, the figure was 37 percent.
May 06, 2014
A new survey finds also finds that students are surprisingly supportive of tests, when they're being used to chart their learning and help them improve.
May 02, 2014
The revised cost means that the PARCC tests are now more affordable for most of its state members than the tests they're currently using.
April 30, 2014
Increasingly, testing opponents are casting the Common Core State Standards as the cause of the standardized testing burden in public schools. But that claim is inaccurate.
April 28, 2014
South Carolina withdraws from the common-core assessment consortium even though its state board of education favors staying in the group.
April 24, 2014
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April 23, 2014
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