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Martin, Michael – Hunt Institute, 2015
Assessments matter in education. Testing is nothing new; tests have been around as long as school itself. However, over the last 15 years, state assessments have grown to be an increasingly central, and often controversial, part of schooling. As states raise their standards, it is more important than ever to ask: What is a high-quality assessment?…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, State Standards, Academic Standards
US Department of Education, 2015
This State-specific summary report serves as an assessment of Ohio's annual Race to the Top implementation. The Year 4 report for Phase 2 grantees highlights successes and accomplishments, identifies challenges, and provides lessons learned from implementation from approximately September 2013 through September 2014. Given that Delaware and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accountability, Achievement Gap
Loney, Emily – Hunt Institute, 2014
Innovation and ingenuity have long been hallmarks of the U.S.' economy. Our competitive strength is built on the legacy of great innovators--from Alexander Graham Bell and Lewis Latimer to the Wright brothers and Steve Jobs. The U.S. has prized its status as a leader in developing creative thinkers and entrepreneurs, but by many estimates, it is…
Descriptors: Science Education, Science Achievement, Science Course Improvement Projects, Context Effect
US Department of Education, 2014
This State-specific summary report serves as an assessment of Ohio's annual Race to the Top implementation. The Year 3 report for Phase 1 and 2 grantees highlights successes and accomplishments, identifies challenges, and provides lessons learned from implementation from approximately September 2012 through September 2013. The Ohio Department of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accountability, Achievement Gap
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National Center for Education Statistics, 2013
NAEP Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) results in mathematics and reading are based on representative samples of 1,100 to 2,300 public school students at grade 4 and 900 to 2,100 public school students at grade 8 in each participating urban district in 2013. Twenty-one urban districts participated in the 2013 assessments. The assessments…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Districts, National Competency Tests, Mathematics Achievement
US Department of Education, 2012
This paper describes Ohio's progress in implementing a comprehensive and coherent approach to education reform from the time of application through June 30, 2011. The sections presented in this report highlight key accomplishments made by Ohio to implement a comprehensive and coherent approach to education reform over the reporting period in the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accountability, Achievement Gains
Ladner, Matthew – Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, 2011
Jeb Bush campaigned for governor on a clear and bracing set of education reforms in 1998. Having won office, he immediately pursued a dual-track strategy for reforming Florida's K-12 education system: standards and accountability for public schools, choice and options for parents. Florida lawmakers followed those reforms with additional measures.…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Academic Achievement, National Competency Tests, Educational Change
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011
Ohio is in the process of transitioning to new English language arts and mathematics standards that will better prepare students to be successful in college and their careers. Time, effort, and resources must be dedicated to effective implementation in order to realize the promise of these new common core state standards. This paper captures the…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Standards, College Preparation, Career Development
Center on Education Policy, 2010
This paper profiles Ohio's test score trends through 2008-09. Between 2005 and 2009, the percentages of students reaching the proficient level on the state test and the basic level on NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) increased in grade 4 reading and grade 8 math. In grade 8 reading, the percentage of students scoring proficient…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Achievement, Scores, Grade 4
National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, 2008
The purpose of a state report card is to provide the general public and policymakers with information to assess and improve post secondary education in each state. "Measuring Up 2008" is the fifth in a series of biennial report cards that evaluates states in six overall performance categories: (1) Preparation for post-secondary education…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Access to Education
National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, 2008
The purpose of a state report card is to provide the general public and policymakers with information to assess and improve post secondary education in each state. "Measuring Up 2008" is the fifth in a series of biennial report cards that evaluates states in six overall performance categories: (1) Preparation for post-secondary education…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Access to Education
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Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2007
To complement the information gathered on middle school and high school literacy initiatives as reported in "Middle and High School Literacy across the Curriculum" (Task 1.2 Fast Response Project), the Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast (REL-SE) staff conducted a scan of the six southeast states to gather the following information…
Descriptors: Evidence, Primary Education, Literacy, State Policy