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November 07, 2011

What It All Means: Analysis of NAEP Results Pours In

Education analysts highlighted a number of issues related to the latest NAEP data, including historic gains in math and large exclusion rates in some states.

November 07, 2011

Chicago Details College-Readiness Plans

Chicago is reporting new college-readiness metrics to parents, such as schools' rates of student eligibility for "selective or highly selective" colleges. But the district isn't evaluating schools on that information yet.

November 02, 2011

Nation's Report Card: How ELLs Fared in 2011

Performance changes little for ELLs overall, but rates of exclusion were down from 2009.

November 01, 2011

NAEP Scores Rise Slightly in Math, Flat for 4th Grade Reading

The results over time suggest big gains in math, small ones in reading.

November 01, 2011

Illinois High Schools' Scores Sink as State Tightens Up Rules

More than half of Illinois' high schools see test scores drop as the state closes a loophole that veiled poor performance.

October 31, 2011

How Many Students With Disabilities Take the NAEP?

A recent study explored how many students with disabilities actually take the test known as the Nation's Report Card.

October 27, 2011

There Are No Quick Fixes

We CANNOT afford the existing gross confusion between achievement and test scores. It has led us to promote the kind of education quick fix no one would propose for its "ruling class."

October 25, 2011

NCLB: End It, Don't Mend It

Despite the manifest failure of NCLB, the Obama administration proposes not to scrap it, but to offer waivers if states agree to accept the mandates selected by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.

October 24, 2011

Separate Education for Those in Special Education? Possibly

Will the teachers of students with disabilities, teachers who in many cases work with all students, have to meet a lesser standard than their counterparts? And will expectations of students with disabilities be lowered, too, when the Elementary and Secondary Education Act is reauthorized? Maybe.

October 20, 2011

Re-Learning What We 'Know'

Taking children's parents seriously as their child's first teacher, requires collaboration not mandates.

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