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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.

August 02, 2013

A Conservative Kansas Board Member on Supporting Common Core

A conservative member of the Kansas state board believes attacks on the Common Core State Standards are motivated by fear, not facts.

August 01, 2013

Options Indiana School Officials Discussed for Adjusting Grades

A document published by the Associated Press might reveal how Indiana officials altered the state's A-F accountability system in September 2012.

July 31, 2013

Indiana School Grades and Tony Bennett: A Few More Issues

Questions remain about actions by Indiana K-12 chief Tony Bennett regarding the state's A-F accountability system and an Indianapolis charter school in 2012.

July 22, 2013

Texas Seeks Waiver From Feds on Test Exemptions

Texas is waiting on a waiver from the U.S. Department of Education to exempt certain students from reading and math tests.

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