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August 14, 2015

PARCC Sets High School Cut Scores

PARCC votes to approve cut scores for the high school test, but can't disclose yet what they are, since the point system--and spring performance data--are still being finalized.

August 14, 2015

States Win $28 Million in Federal Grants to Pay for AP Tests

Funding for the U.S. Department of Education program has grown from $20 million a few years ago to $28 million.

August 11, 2015

Among Asian-American Students, Pacific Islanders Struggle

Examining ACT scores shows that among Asian students, Pacific Islanders are struggling academically.

August 06, 2015

Washington State Sets Smarter Balanced Graduation Score

Recognizing that the state is still in transition to new standards, the board of education adopted graduation scores that are below the college-readiness mark.

July 31, 2015

Students Report Weak Support Systems for College, Career Preparation

A new poll shows that few students have adequate counseling and other supports to help them shape college and career goals.

July 30, 2015

Beyond Graduation Rates: Holding High Schools Accountable

As Congress tries to rewrite No Child Left Behind, a new paper argues that high school accountability should be based on more than test scores and graduation rates.

July 27, 2015

Course Access May Make It Harder for Rural Schools to Send Kids to College

An ongoing study of Virginia schools suggests school capacity could hinder college-going for students from rural high schools.

July 17, 2015

'Authentic' Assessment Shapes Learning at a New York City High School

We profile a high school where students have to explain and defend their ideas in major year-long projects in order to earn their diplomas.

July 15, 2015

A New Blog About College- and Career-Readiness

Education Week launches a new blog, focusing on the forces that shape adolescents' pathways to college and career.

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