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.
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December 06, 2013
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
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
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
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
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 member of the Kansas state board believes attacks on the Common Core State Standards are motivated by fear, not facts.
July 31, 2013
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
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 is waiting on a waiver from the U.S. Department of Education to exempt certain students from reading and math tests.