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Delander, Brady – Education Commission of the States, 2014
While most states require testing in social studies or civic education, two states attach consequences for students and schools based on required statewide civics exams. Lawmakers in Florida, in 2010, and in Tennessee, in 2012, approved legislation that holds students accountable for their civics knowledge. Students are taking the tests for the…
Descriptors: Accountability, Citizenship Education, State Legislation, Educational Legislation
Herlihy, Corinne – National High School Center, 2007
The transition into high school is a critical point in the educational pipeline, and ninth-grade can be characterized as one of its leakiest junctures. This policy brief examines how some states and districts are currently easing the transition into high school for students. It focuses on five key challenges that states, districts and schools…
Descriptors: High Schools, Grade 9, Dropout Prevention, School Statistics