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Ruedel, Kristin; Nelson, Gena; Bailey, Tessie – National Center for Systemic Improvement at WestEd, 2018
The Florida Department of Education (FDOE) identified increasing the graduation rate of students with disabilities and decreasing the graduation gap between students with disabilities and all students as its state-identified measurable result (SIMR). To make progress toward the SIMR, the state sought to build the capacity of local education…
Descriptors: Data, Information Utilization, Graduation Rate, Outcomes of Education
Hedger, Joseph – National Association of State Boards of Education, 2018
When the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress was released earlier this year, most states learned that their average scores in grades 4 and 8 reading and mathematics remained relatively flat since 2015. More troubling though, students performing at the lowest 10th and 25th percentiles saw a decline in their scores. To confront this…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Growth Models, Low Achievement, Accountability
Wixson, Karen K.; Raphael, Taffy E.; Au, Kathryn H. – International Literacy Association, 2018
With the release of the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) and 2016 Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) results, concerns that reading scores of U.S. students have remained flat for the past decade have surfaced again along with suggestions about the source of this problem and how it might be remedied. The…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Reading Tests, Achievement Tests, Grade 4
Skinner, Rebecca R. – Congressional Research Service, 2018
Assessing the achievement of students in elementary and secondary schools and the nation's educational progress is fundamental to informing education policy approaches. Congressional interest in this area includes and extends beyond the annual assessments administered by states to comply with the educational accountability requirements of Title…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Achievement Tests, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Tests
Driscoll, David P. – Harvard Education Press, 2017
"Commitment and Common Sense" tells the inside story of how Massachusetts became a national model for education. Twelve years after the passage of the state's comprehensive education reform law in 1993, Bay State student scores rose to the top of "the nation's report card" (the National Assessment of Educational Progress) in…
Descriptors: Educational Methods, Achievement Gains, State Standards, Scores
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Polikoff, Morgan S.; Greene, Jay P.; Huffman, Kevin – Education Next, 2017
Since the 2001 passage of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), test-based accountability has been an organizing principle--perhaps "the" organizing principle--of efforts to improve American schools. But lately, accountability has been under fire from many critics, including Common Core opponents and those calling for more multifaceted…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, National Competency Tests
Afterschool Alliance, 2016
The Afterschool Alliance, in partnership with Dollar General Literacy Foundation, is proud to present this issue brief examining the vital role afterschool programs play in building students' literacy skills. This issue brief will focus on the year-round support needed to help students with their reading, writing and critical thinking skills. This…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Literacy Education, Reading Skills, Writing Skills
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National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2015
The National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) is the largest nationally representative assessment of what the nation's students know and can do in subjects such as mathematics, reading, science, and writing. The results of NAEP are released as The Nation's Report Card. The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), within the U.S.…
Descriptors: School Districts, Educational Assessment, Mathematics, Reading
Haynes, Mariana – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2015
Noting that 60 percent of both fourth and eighth graders currently struggle with reading, this report urges the U.S. Congress to focus on students' literacy development from early childhood through grade twelve as it works to rewrite of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently known as the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). In…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Literacy Education, Grade 4, Grade 8
Tallman, Mark; Carter, Ted – Kansas Association of School Boards, 2015
This report includes a high-level overview of student outcome data and how Kansas measures up to the other 49 states. It is meant to complement the other reporting that the Kansas Association of School Boards has released and will be releasing related to improving student outcomes for all Kansas public schools. The following are key findings…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Basic Skills, Reading Achievement
Wykes, Bruce L. – Pioneer Institute for Public Policy Research, 2015
Many policies and initiatives have been proposed or implemented to address the unique needs of military families who face special challenges while supporting the service of their military member(s). Some of those policies and initiatives have sought to focus on military-connected children (MCCs) and the particular academic challenges they face.…
Descriptors: Military Personnel, Student Needs, Public Schools, Educational History
National Assessment Governing Board, 2014
Due to the growing importance of technology and engineering in the educational landscape, and to support America's ability to contribute to and compete in a global economy, the National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB) initiated development of the first NAEP Technology and Engineering Literacy (TEL) Assessment. Relating to national efforts in…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Technical Education, Engineering Education, National Competency Tests
Delander, Brady – Education Commission of the States, 2014
By coincidence or not, Massachusetts, Illinois and Virginia created civic education task forces not long after national test results showed a dismal understanding of the subject matter across all grade levels. Results of the 2010 National Assessment of Educational Progress showed just 25 percent of all testtakers in grades 4, 8 and 12 demonstrated…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, National Competency Tests, State Legislation, Educational Legislation
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Harris, Bryn; Plucker, Jonathan – Gifted Child Today, 2014
The United States is becoming more racially, ethnically, and linguistically diverse, yet the educational attainment of various student groups has been very uneven. For decades, educators and policymakers have been focused on minimal competencies rather than advanced achievement. Specifically, federal and state education policies have focused on…
Descriptors: School Health Services, Allied Health Personnel, Mental Health, Achievement Gap
Oregon Department of Education, 2014
The Oregon Statewide Report Card is an annual publication required by law (ORS 329.115), which reports on the state of public schools and their progress towards the goals of the Oregon Educational Act for the 21st Century. The purpose of the Oregon Report Card is to monitor trends among school districts and Oregon's progress toward achieving the…
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Public Schools, Progress Monitoring, State Legislation
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