EdStat: 16 States and the District of Columbia Received a Grade of A or A- for Their Proficiency Standards in 2017
Since 2005, researchers at Education Next have graded state proficiency standards on an A–F scale.
When everyone starts hitching their competing agendas to the siren call of “justice,” public decisions morph into a carnival of clashing absolutes. This makes it harder to find common ground.
EdStat: The Differences between Teacher-Preparation Programs are Negligible When It Comes to Teacher Quality, Amounting to No More Than 3 Percent of the Average Test-Score Gap between Students from Low-Income Families and their More Affluent Peers
If policymakers want to hold preparation programs accountable for the quality of their graduates, there may be better ways to do it.
There is some evidence that Florida’s “game changing” tenure reform law of 2011 slightly increased student test achievement in math and reading, and that the gains were more prominent for the lowest-performing students.
For the general public, opposition to the Common Core has more than tripled, from 13% in 2013 to 42% in 2016.
It’s the boring stuff that determines whether “innovative,” “ambitious” ideas deliver, says Chad Vignola of the Literacy Design Collaborative.
It turns out to be extremely hard to formulate any sort of coherent plan for reform at the high school level, and harder still to implement it.
The Opportunity Zone program, part of the 2017 tax reform package, might be able to help.
EdStat: The College Readiness Program of the National Math and Science Initiative Increases College Attendance by 4.2 Percentage Points
Holding students accountable for their performance might get them to work harder and learn more.
When reporting on similar studies, does the media pay more attention to those that are more negative about school choice?
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