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The Scoring of Common Core Tests is Unrealistic

Valerie Strauss has a fascinating column about the scoring of the Smarter Balanced assessment. It appears that the achievement levels mirror the levels on NAEP. 301 more words


The YES Prep Non-contribution to Texas Public Education

On November 4, 2014, the Katy (Texas) Independent School District (KISD) approved a $748 million bond referendum in order to accommodate the approximately 3000 new students entering KISD per year. 2,094 more words

High-stakes Testing

Want to help poor kids succeed: make them actually go to school

Here’s a deceptively simple way to close part of the achievement gap between poor and wealthy students: make sure that poor students are in school as much as their richer peers.

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How Does Kindergarten Affect Graduation Rates?

“Andrew Halcro: Workforce Development Begins in Kindergarten.” Alaska Dispatch. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Sept. 2014. <http://www.adn.com/article/20140928/andrew-halcro-workforce-development-begins-kindergarten#.VCoZD9o_m7A.mailto&gt;

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Illinois peeps, check out - A New Push to Get Low-Income Students Through College

Michael Bloomberg’s charity announces an effort to reduce the number of poor students who excel in high school and fail to get through college.. via NYT The Upshot http://ift.tt/1sxn5oi