The National Conference of State Legislatures' report says, "Pockets of improvement in a few districts or states is not enough to retain our country's global competitiveness."
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September 16, 2015
Proficiency rates hovered at about one-third for English/language arts, and were a bit lower in math, ranging from 17 percent proficiency on the high school math exam to 36 percent in 3rd grade math.
September 14, 2015
The preliminary results from the Buckeye State also reveal how Ohio and PARCC will describe the results differently.
September 09, 2015
California students performed better on the English/language arts section of the Smarter Balanced exam than in math, according to scores released by the department Sept. 9.
September 02, 2015
State officials inform 11 schools that they don't qualify for the national Blue Ribbon program because their test-participation rates fell short of the required 95 percent.
July 09, 2015
Officially, 27.4 percent of eligible students were "confirmed refusals" for taking the Smarter Balanced English/language arts exam, and 28.1 percent of them were confirmed refusals for the math exam.
July 06, 2015
In three states that released preliminary common-core test scores in July, high school students failed to meet predictions for math proficiency. Did experts warn us this was coming?
April 02, 2015
In 1990, Kentucky adopted a sweeping K-12 policy overhaul to fix what the state Supreme Court ruled the previous year was an invalid system of public schools.
February 03, 2015
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.
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.