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Phillips, Gary W. – American Institutes for Research, 2014
This report uses international benchmarking as a common metric to examine and compare what students are expected to learn in some states with what students are expected to learn in other states. The performance standards in each state were compared with the international benchmarks used in two international assessments, and it was assumed that…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, State Standards, Benchmarking, Comparative Analysis
ACT, Inc., 2008
The percentage of eighth graders on target to be ready for college-level work by the time they graduate from high school is so small that it raises questions not just about the prospect that these students can eventually be ready for college, but also about whether they are even ready for high school. A new longitudinal study by ACT (in press)…
Descriptors: High Schools, Grade 8, School Readiness, Educational Improvement