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ERIC Number: EJ1003262
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-127X
Do Schools Challenge Our Students? What Student Surveys Tell Us about the State of Education in the United States
Boser, Ulrich; Rosenthal, Lindsay
Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, v78 n4 p51-56 Dec 2012
When the authors recently examined a federal survey of students in elementary and high schools around the country, they found that many students are not being challenged in school. Their findings include: (1) Many schools are not challenging students and large percentages of students report that their school work is "too easy"; (2) Many students are not engaged in rigorous learning activities; (3) Students don't have access to key science and technology learning opportunities; (4) Too many students don't understand their teacher's questions and report that they are not learning during class; and (5) Students from disadvantaged background are less likely to have access to more rigorous learning opportunities. Their findings highlight the need for more rigorous standards like those put forth through the Common Core. They also suggest that states, districts, and the federal government should invest in other ways to raise the bar. This includes expecting more of teachers, parents, and schools. Recommendations to help fix the problem are offered.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress