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April 01, 2014

U.S. Students Score Above Average on First PISA Problem-Solving Exam

U.S. students scored above average on the first PISA assessment of creative problem solving but still lagged behind top-performing nations.

February 20, 2014

Analysis Finds NCLB Waivers Too Often Maintain Flawed Accountability Practices

A new analysis finds that NCLB flexibility waivers too often continue flawed accountability practices of the original law rather than considering non-test-based indicators, student growth, student demographics or results from subjects other than reading and math.

September 03, 2010

How About Teaching With the Test, Rather Than to It?

Teaching to the test is old news; new research suggests teaching with the test may help students remember and apply knowledge better.

July 29, 2010

Study: Could State Exams Replace the SAT?

A new study explores whether a state exam in Arizona could be a useful way to predict which students will succeed in college.

June 10, 2009

The More You Test, the More You Learn

At the Institute of Education Sciences' annual meeting, a study tries to puzzle out the most effective quizzing schedule for middle school students.

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