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American Institutes for Research, 2004
This report is the first in a series of reports on teaching and learning in Foundation-supported schools. This report takes a careful look at instruction and students' academic work. In a subset of reforming schools, it examines whether students are exposed to challenging learning opportunities and whether challenging learning opportunities open…
Descriptors: Assignments, Standardized Tests, Feedback, Academic Achievement
Conklin, Kristin D.; Smith, Stephen – National Governors Association, 2004
Never before in U.S. history has the quality of human resources--the skills and education of its people-been so important to the economic prospects of states and their residents. Within the next 20 years, the nation will lack 14 million people with postsecondary education unless states realize significant improvements in high school and…
Descriptors: High Schools, Colleges, Outcomes of Education, Graduation Rate