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ERIC Number: ED515886
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 32
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
The 2010 Brown Center Report on American Education: How Well Are American Students Learning? With Sections on International Tests, Who's Winning the Real Race to the Top, and NAEP and the Common Core State Standards. Volume II, Number 5
Loveless, Tom
Brookings Institution
This edition of the Brown Center Report marks the tenth issue of the series and the final issue of Volume II. The publication began in 2000 with Bill Clinton in the White House and the Bush-Gore presidential campaign building toward its dramatic conclusion. That first report was organized in a three-part structure that all subsequent Brown Center Reports followed. Part I presents the latest results from state, national, or international assessments and alerts readers to important trends in the data. Part II explores an education issue in depth, sometimes by investigating different sources of empirical evidence than previous research, sometimes by posing a conventional question in an unconventional way. Part III analyzes a current or impending question regarding education policy. In all three sections, the studies strive to ask clear questions, gather the best available evidence, and present findings in a nonpartisan, jargon-free manner. An overarching theme of this year's report is that events in the field of education are not always as they appear to be--and especially so with test scores. Whether commentators perpetrating myths of international testing, states winning races while evidencing only mediocre progress, or an eighth-grade test dominated by content below the eighth grade, the story is rarely as simple as it appears on first blush. This report tried to dig beneath the surface and uncover some of the complexities of these important issues. (Contains 6 tables and 54 notes.) [For the related report, "The 2010 Brown Center Report on American Education: How Well Are American Students Learning?--An Early Release of Part III. Volume II, Number 5", see ED514724.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 8
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Brookings Institution, Brown Center on Education Policy
Identifiers - Location: China; Finland; India; United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Race to the Top
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress; Program for International Student Assessment; Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study