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October 03, 2014

Third-Year Scores From Common-Core Tests Released by Kentucky

Kentucky has released scores from last year's reading and math assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Scores largely increased, but significant achievement gaps remain.

September 11, 2014

New 'Leaders and Laggards' Report From U.S. Chamber: Which States Improved?

Seven years after its "Leaders and Laggards" report took states to task over their K-12 policy, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce shows what it thinks of the K-12 landscape in 2014.

September 04, 2014

Education Efficiency Index Gives U.S. Low Ranking

The study's authors, who ranked the U.S. 19th out of 30 countries, want policymakers to consider how they could make their educational systems more efficient.

August 14, 2014

Mixed Bag for N.Y. State Students in Second Year of Common-Core Tests

Math scores increased for New York students in the second year of common-core-aligned tests, but English/language arts scored stayed flat, according to results released Thursday.

January 14, 2014

All 50 States Now Using Testing or Student Performance for School Accountability

In 2002, only eight states used graduation rates in school accountability systems, the Education Commission of the States found; that had jumped to 44, plus the District of Columbia, in 2013.

December 09, 2013

PISA Shows U.S. 'Standing Still' in Education, Says Ed. Dept. Official

Acting U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education James H. Shelton argued that other nations' decision to expand on what has been successful U.S. education policy helps explain lagging U.S. scores on PISA.

November 21, 2013

Louisiana K-12 Chief Sets 10-Year Timeline for Common-Core Accountability

High school students will not take the common-core-aligned exam in 2015, state Superintendent John White announced, under a plan giving Louisiana schools a decade to meet score expectations.

November 12, 2013

How Is California's Dramatic Overhaul of K-12 Spending Working Out?

California state board members have asked for revisions to draft regulations governing the state's new K-12 funding plan following criticism from several groups.

November 07, 2013

How States Present—and Spin—NAEP Scores for the Public

Several states where 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress scores showed no statistically significant improvement chose to focus on how their students performed against national averages.

August 09, 2013

Common Core: How Much is it Damaging Test Scores?

New York, California and Wyoming have all reported broad declines in students' test performance this year, attributing the drops in varying degrees to the Common Core State Standards.

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