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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
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
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Larson, Matthew R.; Leinwand, Steven – Mathematics Teacher, 2013
Educators in forty-five states and the District of Columbia are hard at work interpreting and implementing the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) (CCSSI 2010). This work typically involves teacher participation in professional development activities focused on developing an understanding of the content standards as well as the…
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, Academic Standards, State Standards, Faculty Development
National Assessment Governing Board, 2012
As the ongoing national indicator of what American students know and can do, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in Reading regularly collects achievement information on representative samples of students in grades 4, 8, and 12. Through The Nation's Report Card, the NAEP Reading Assessment reports how well students perform in…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, National Competency Tests, Reading Comprehension, Grade 4
Alaska Department of Education & Early Development, 2012
This "Report Card to the Public" is published in accordance with Alaska Statute 14.03.120 for the school year 2011-2012. Under state law, each school district is required to report information about its plans and performance to its community. This report includes a statewide summary of performance results. It reports the status of public…
Descriptors: Public Schools, State Legislation, School Districts, Academic Achievement
Amos, Jason, Ed. – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011
"Straight A's: Public Education Policy and Progress" is a biweekly newsletter that focuses on education news and events both in Washington, DC and around the country. The following articles are included in this issue: (1) Nation's Report Card Reveals Modest Increases in Math and Reading: Report Shows One-Quarter of Eighth Graders Reading…
Descriptors: State Standards, Employment Patterns, Public Education, Grade 8
Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 2010
Each year, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education publishes an online "school accountability report card" for each public school district, each building and each charter school. This document provides a statewide report card on key accountability measures about Missouri public schools, including information…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Dropout Rate
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Judson, Eugene – Science Education, 2010
The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act requires states to measure the adequate yearly progress (AYP) of each public school and local educational agency (LEA) and to hold schools and LEAs accountable for failing to make AYP. Although it is required that science be assessed in at least three grades, the achievement results from science examinations are…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Science Achievement, Educational Improvement, Federal Programs
Finkel, Ed – District Administration, 2010
It's a familiar refrain in American education: African-American children score lower on standardized tests, graduate high school at lower rates, and are considerably more likely to be suspended or expelled than the general population. Two recent reports, one from the Council of the Great City Schools and one from the American Institutes for…
Descriptors: African American Children, Federal Legislation, Standardized Tests, Academic Achievement
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2010
"Straight A's: Public Education Policy and Progress" is a biweekly newsletter that focuses on education news and events both in Washington, DC and around the country. The following articles are included in this issue: (1) Turnaround or Full Speed Ahead?: House Committee Raises Concerns with School Turnaround Models Included in Obama…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Public Education, Urban Schools, Federal Legislation
National Assessment Governing Board, 2010
As the ongoing national indicator of what American students know and can do, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in Reading regularly collects achievement information on representative samples of students in grades 4, 8, and 12. Through "The Nation's Report Card," the NAEP Reading Assessment reports how well students…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Achievement, Exhibits, Grade 4
Ravitch, Diane – National Assessment Governing Board, 2009
The author of this paper describes the responsibilities of the National Assessment Governing Board, of which she served as a member from November 1997 to September 2004. The Board is unlike any other board of which she has been a member. At the quarterly meetings, the Board not only discusses and makes major policy decisions but determines the…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, National Standards, National Competency Tests, Educational Quality
Nichols, Sharon L.; Glass, Gene V.; Berliner, David C. – Education Policy Research Unit, 2005
This paper presents the appendices to the "High-Stakes Testing and Student Achievement: Problems for the No Child Left Behind Act" report. It contains the following appendices: (1) Example of Context for Assessing State-Level Stakes Sheet--Connecticut; (2) Example of Completed Rewards and Sanctions Worksheet--Connecticut; (3) Directions…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Standardized Tests, Academic Achievement, Federal Legislation
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National Center for Education Statistics, 2002
This document highlights National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) related milestone events, meetings, and publication dates in the year 2001. This is followed by a brief description of important aspects of "No Child Left Behind" relevant to NAEP participation. Next, a tally of 2001 NAEP assessment booklets processed, items…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Academic Achievement, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation