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Gewertz, Catherine – Education Week, 2009
When Superintendent Anthony Amato arrived in Stockton, California's 38,000-student district, he knew that three of its four comprehensive high schools had been labeled "dropout factories." Mr. Amato, who has led the Hartford, Connecticut, Kansas City, Missouri, and New Orleans districts, studied Stockton's data to form his plan. Then he…
Descriptors: High Schools, School Activities, Graduation Rate, Dropout Rate
Cech, Scott J. – Education Week, 2008
Officials at the New York City-based College Board last week rolled out their newest product: ReadiStep. No, it is not a new piece of exercise equipment or a whipped dessert topping--it is a test for 8th graders that some critics are calling a pre-PSAT, referring to the Preliminary SAT assessment taken by 9th and 10th graders and owned by the…
Descriptors: Multiple Choice Tests, Grade 8, Educational Testing, Attitudes
Jacobson, Linda – Education Week, 2005
Students are not the only ones in Georgia fretting over scores from the recent SAT exams. More than perhaps any other state, Georgia has linked its reputation as a place to live, send children to school, and do business to the state's performance on the college-entrance test. Since Governor Sonny Perdue launched a statewide effort to raise those…
Descriptors: Schools of Education, Educational Indicators, Advanced Placement, Academic Achievement