(Washington, D.C.) – A report out today from the Education Trust provides new information on the impact of teacher quality on student achievement and offers specific steps states should take to remedy the persistent practice of denying the best teachers to the children who need them the most.
Conducting a pilot growth-model program for accountability under the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) has the potential to provide valuable information to educators, policymakers, and the public, and it is encouraging that the plans under consideration for this pilot program, by and large, represent serious proposals. Credit is due to both the U.S.
(Washington, D.C.) – The 2005 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) science results released today show strong improvement in fourth-grade achievement, but offer very distressing news about the state of science literacy among secondary school students.
The news in fourth-grade science is particularly positive: The performance of all groups of students at this grade level improved between 2000 and 2005, with low-income, African-American and Latino students posting their highest achievement in science since 1996.
(Washington, DC) – One year after the nation’s governors pledged to improve American high schools, most states have made progress in raising achievement in the elementary grades, but secondary schools still struggle to close gaps between poor and minority students and their White and more affluent peers, according to a report released today by the Education Trust.