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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
Harris, Buddy – Hunt Institute, 2014
"coNCepts" is a state-specific policy primer of The Hunt Institute. Each issue focuses on a critical topic in education policy, highlights key research for North Carolina policymakers, and prompts discussion of solutions. This issue begins by describing North Carolina's economy as having experienced a remarkable transformation during the…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, College Readiness, Higher Education, Elementary Secondary Education
Hunt Institute, 2014
A rigorous K-12 science education builds student knowledge in core scientific content and equips students to analyze problems, use evidence, and investigate solutions. The education requirements of careers across the economy are increasing and all students--regardless of whether they pursue science as a career--need greater proficiency in the…
Descriptors: State Standards, Science Education, Academic Standards, College Readiness
White, April D., Ed. – James B. Hunt Jr. Institute for Educational Leadership and Policy, 2009
States have taken a "standards-based" approach to education during the past two decades; however, as reported in the Hunt Institute-sponsored study by the National Research Council, that approach has fallen short of its lofty and admirable goals. A comprehensive and integrated system of standards, assessments, curriculum, instructional materials,…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Achievement, Instructional Materials, Instructional Leadership
White, April D., Ed. – James B. Hunt Jr. Institute for Educational Leadership and Policy, 2008
This first issue of "Blueprint" focuses on standards that states have adopted to delineate what students should know at each grade level of the K-12 system. Textbooks, teacher training, professional development, and assessments are built upon education standards. To generate information that will help state leaders improve their…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, State Standards, Educational Change, Academic Standards