Marc Tucker challenges the idea that the primary drivers of higher student achievement in other countries are their unique cultural contexts.
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December 21, 2017
November 02, 2017
Marc Tucker discusses the work of the Maryland Commission on Excellence and Innovation in Education, with support from NCEE, to update the state's school funding formula and to develop policies and practices to match the performance of the world's top-performing education systems.
October 04, 2017
After disappointing PISA results in 2000, Marc Tucker looks at why Germany reacted with system-wide reform while the United States responded with complacency.
September 27, 2017
Despite its use by a growing number of states and districts, Marc Tucker weighs in on why the SAT may not be the best measurement for college readiness.
September 06, 2017
Marc Tucker looks at the reasons why the United States has one of the largest gaps in student achievement within schools.
January 05, 2017
Marc Tucker discusses a recent piece by Checker Finn on British Prime Minister Theresa May's education agenda and analyzes the lessons it may provide for U.S. policy makers.
July 14, 2016
Is there a cultural component to the success of Asian countries on international assessments like PISA? Marc Tucker contends that it is more complicated than you might think.
November 19, 2015
Marc Tucker responds to a recent criticism of international education comparisons.
November 05, 2015
Speculation on the cause of the drop in this year's NAEP scores ignores the real problem: The most important long-term NAEP measures are pretty much the same as they were 40 years ago.
July 01, 2015
This week Marc Tucker reviews a new book by Eric Hanushek and Ludger Woessmann showing that quality of education has a major impact on a nation's economy