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Polikoff, Morgan S. – Center for American Progress, 2014
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) were created in response to the shortcomings of No Child Left Behind era standards and assessments. Among those failings were the poor quality of content standards and assessments and the variability in content expectations and proficiency targets across states, as well as concerns related to the economic…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education
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Starr, Joshua P.; Spellings, Margaret – Education Next, 2014
More than 40 states plan to assess student performance with new tests tied to the Common Core State Standards. In summer 2013, results from Common Core-aligned tests in New York showed a steep decline in outcomes. Common Core advocates hailed the scores as an honest accounting of school and student performance, while others worried that they…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, State Standards, Academic Standards, Scores
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
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Bonbright, Jane; McGreevy-Nichols, Susan – Arts Education Policy Review, 2012
The field of dance arts education in the United States is in an entirely different place today than it was at the turn of the century. Much of this change is due to a convergence of events that involved: federal and state legislation, policy, and funding that supported dance in arts education; a forty-year transition of dance out of departments of…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Educational Development, Educational History, National Organizations
Petrilli, Michael J.; Finn, Chester E., Jr. – Thomas B. Fordham Institute, 2011
President Obama and congressional leaders have vowed to take action this year on the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), most recently reauthorized and rebranded as the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. While most observers remain skeptical that everyone will actually see a signing ceremony in 2011, it does appear likely that at least…
Descriptors: Credentials, Salaries, Teacher Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education
Shermis, Mark D.; DiVesta, Francis J. – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2011
"Classroom Assessment in Action" clarifies the multi-faceted roles of measurement and assessment and their applications in a classroom setting. Comprehensive in scope, Shermis and Di Vesta explain basic measurement concepts and show students how to interpret the results of standardized tests. From these basic concepts, the authors then…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Standardized Tests, Scores, Measurement
Alabama Department of Education, 2011
In a more consistent and viable manner than ever before, education in Alabama is moving toward its ultimate goal of providing every student with a quality education, thereby preparing them for work, college, and life after high school. Alabama's graduation rates from 2002 to 2008 increased significantly, tripling the national average increase and…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Indicators, Student Characteristics, Attendance
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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Tong, Ye; Kolen, Michael J. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2010
"Scaling" is the process of constructing a score scale that associates numbers or other ordered indicators with the performance of examinees. Scaling typically is conducted to aid users in interpreting test results. This module describes different types of raw scores and scale scores, illustrates how to incorporate various sources of…
Descriptors: Test Results, Scaling, Measures (Individuals), Raw Scores
Williams, Andra; Blank, Rolf K.; Toye, Carla; Petermann, Adam – Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, US Department of Education, 2007
This paper is the eighth in a series of reports designed to provide (1) consistent, reliable indicators to allow analysis of trends for each state over time, (2) high data quality for comparability from state to state, and (3) accessible indicator formats aimed toward facilitating use by a variety of audiences. Since its inception, the report has…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Indicators, Profiles
Henderson, Dianne L.; Julian, Marc W.; Yen, Wendy M. – 2002
This paper discusses different perspectives associated with the use of multiple measures in educational assessment and explores some of the technical considerations for selecting and combining multiple measures. The paper concludes with an example of the use of multiple measures with regard to the recent No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2002.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education
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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