States have made progress in upgrading assessments and standards, but they aren't necessarily well aligned to each other and to high school diplomas, the study finds.
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October 03, 2014
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
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
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
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
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
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.