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January 17, 2018

How Other Countries Would Fare on the Nation's Report Card

As U.S. educators and policymakers turn more attention to international tests to analyze American students' progress, a new report suggests the Nation's Report Card should be overhauled to look more like those global tests.

December 21, 2017

Leslie Wolfe, Equity Researcher Who Scrutinized SAT, Dies at 74

The equity researcher was an early critic of using standardized tests for accountability.

December 08, 2017

How Well Is Your State Improving High School Graduation Rates?

Nationwide, high school graduation rates have climbed for the past five years, but the improvement has been far from equal across states.

December 04, 2017

States Flesh Out Report Cards, but Key Data Still Tough to Find, Study Says

States have made significant progress in providing public accountability report cards the Every Student Succeeds Act requires, but many states still have a long way to go, according to the latest analysis by the Data Quality Campaign.

November 12, 2017

Boys Read Better When There Are More Girls in Class, Study Finds

The findings are likely to add to the debate over single-sex education, as districts experiment with single-sex classes and schools.

November 07, 2017

Global Test Shows Rising Understanding of Civic Responsibilities Beyond the U.S.

The 2016 International Civic and Citizenship Education Study shows students outside the United States have become more knowledgeable about democratic norms and responsibilities since 2009, and they increasingly consider care for the environment as a civic responsibility.

November 07, 2017

Parents Need a Reason to Dig Into School Quality Data, Study Finds

New studies show having more options can encourage parents to research schools more, but the format of sites can affect what information they take away from those sites.

October 30, 2017

How Segregation Impedes Graduation: New Research to Know

And as segregation intensifies, efforts to raise graduation rates and achievement may stall, new studies suggest.

October 19, 2017

Principal-Training Secrets Shared by the World's Top School Systems

The school systems that perform the best on international tests have something in common: they take a systemic approach to recruiting, training, and deploying school leaders, according to a new report.

September 14, 2017

How Many High School Students Can Pass the U.S. Citizenship Test? States Begin to Find Out

Seventeen states will ask high school students to understand the fundamentals of U.S. government at least as well as naturalized citizens.

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