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McQuillan, Jeff – 1998
This digest investigates seven of the most prevalent and damaging myths about literacy in the United States. In response to various claims about American elementary and secondary students' test score declines in reading achievement, the author interprets data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), the International…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Entrance Examinations, Comparative Analysis, Dyslexia
Patrick, John J. – 1993
In February 1990, the President and state governors proclaimed a set of six national education goals to prompt profound improvements in schools and student achievement by the year 2000. These six goals reflect widely held concerns that most Americans have not been receiving the kind of education they need to meet the challenges of twenty-first…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Citizenship Education, Core Curriculum, Educational Change