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Yagelski, Robert P. – English Education, 2012
In 2003, the National Commission on Writing released "The Neglected "R,"" its report on the state of writing instruction in the nation's schools. The report identified an apparent paradox: writing, which the Commission defines as an essential skill for the many that has helped transform the world, is nevertheless increasingly…
Descriptors: Praxis, Writing Instruction, Writing (Composition), Writing Skills
Kelly, Dianne; Fearing, Erik – Voices in Urban Education, 2017
While Massachusetts has received accolades for its high scores on the National Assessment for Educational Progress (NAEP) and Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) tests, absolute results from standardized tests tend to correlate strongly with family income and parental education. The Massachusetts Consortium for Innovative Education…
Descriptors: Consortia, Educational Assessment, Educational Innovation, Partnerships in Education
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Nurenberg, David – High School Journal, 2016
Paul Jablon's "The Synergy of Inquiry" (2014) is well-timed. The 2014 deadline set by No Child Left Behind (NCLB, 2002) for universal student proficiency has come and gone, and according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, "proficiency rates last year were below 50 percent for nearly every racial and ethnic group, in…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Figurative Language, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
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Bauerlein, Mark – Academic Questions, 2012
There are so many generous and high-sounding phrases and ambitions in "A Crucible Moment: College Learning & Democracy's Future," the report by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), that to criticize them almost seems bilious and misanthropic. "A Crucible Moment," too, grounds its…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Educational Policy, Politics of Education, Educational Principles
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Sleeter, Christine E. – English Teaching: Practice and Critique, 2011
Over the last two decades in many countries, culturally responsive, multicultural and bilingual approaches to teaching have largely been replaced by standardised curricula and pedagogy, rooted in a political shift toward neoliberalism that has pushed business models of school reform. I argue that neoliberal reforms, by negating the central…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Change, Politics of Education, Business
Adams, Marilyn Jager – American Educator, 2011
The language of today's twelfth-grade English texts is simpler than that of seventh-grade texts published prior to 1963. No wonder students' reading comprehension has declined sharply. The author claims that literacy level of secondary students is languishing because the kids are not reading what they need to be reading. In this article, the…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Core Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education, Vocabulary Development
Lips, Dan – Heritage Foundation, 2009
The U.S. Senate will soon render its advice and consent to the nomination of Chicago Public Schools Chief Arne Duncan to be secretary of education. The word "education" is not mentioned in the Constitution, and the federal government has historically played a limited role in funding and regulating public education across the country. The…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Early Childhood Education, Federal Legislation
Tittle, Carol Kehr – 1990
The role of technology and the measurement of educational progress are discussed, with an emphasis on the development of school report cards. Comments are made from the perspectives of (1) a member of a university community and (2) a researcher in evaluation and measurement. Efforts to formulate school report cards in Florida, California, and…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational Improvement
Williams, Paul L. – 1986
A major issue facing the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Writing Assessment is its relationship with the most frequently encountered measurement practices among State Education Agencies (SEAs) and Local Education Agencies (LEAs). Should NAEP conduct its assessments in a fashion that represents how things should be, or reflect…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Testing, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria
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Messick, Samuel – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1985
The National Assessment of Educational Progress incorporates key elements of a responsible standard-setting process: (1) choice of educational objective; (2) description of current group performance ranges and trends; and (3) the identification of educational contexts differentially related to performance. NAEP results can direct public values…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Assessment, Educational Principles, Educational Quality
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. National Assessment of Educational Progress. – 1982
Reports of declining test scores and high school graduates who can't read or compute have triggered a public demand for higher standards in education. In light of this demand, National Assessment re-examined its role with respect to raising educational quality in this country. The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) asked seven…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Educational Assessment, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education
Bracey, Gerald W. – Electronic Learning, 1989
Provides an overview of recent research on computers in the classroom, highlighting reports from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) and from the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA). Research methodology used in studying computer-assisted instruction is discussed, and drill and practice skills versus higher order thinking…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Conventional Instruction, Drills (Practice), Elementary Secondary Education
Ahmann, J. Stanley – 1983
Data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) are reviewed to outline the achievement levels of students in the United States. This examination of NAEP data showing changes in levels of achievement during the 1970s leads to a number of conclusions. The overall picture for 9-year-olds is promising. The outlook for 13-year-olds,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cognitive Processes, Educational Assessment, Educational Environment
Peterson, Penelope L. – 1985
To assess the condition of American education in the next decade, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) should focus on collecting data in the following major areas: (1) the quality and quantity of time that is allocated to various activities in the classroom; (2) the concerns of teachers, including their working conditions and time…
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Data Collection, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education
Newmann, Fred M. – 1986
Social studies assessment for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) should focus on students' oral and written discourse on social topics. Discourse is language produced by the student with the intention of providing a narrative, argument, explanation, or analysis. The assessment of discourse is important because: emphasis on…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Educational Assessment, Educational Testing, Elementary Secondary Education
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