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In an era of "competency-based education," the Carnegie unit remains a "guarantee" that all students are getting a minimum level of learning time, says a new report.
January 29, 2015 - Education Week
When it comes to comparing school systems, test scores are just the tip of the iceberg, researchers argue.
January 27, 2015 - Education Week
A new study also finds that nearly one-third of students who didn't choose one of the district's "welcoming schools" opted for lower-performing schools than the ones they left behind.
January 27, 2015 - Education Week
Rather than quick fixes through "management science," schools must improve students’ attitudes about achievement, Garrison Walters says.
January 27, 2015 - Education Week
Several witnesses implored Sen. Alexander to maintain annual testing in the ESEA, but he continues to entertain alternatives.
January 23, 2015 - Education Week
As Congress kicks off new efforts to rewrite the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the No Child Left Behind mandates on state assessments are at the heart of the debate.
January 16, 2015 - Education Week
Should a growing college-access program for low-income students in Maryland focus on high achievers or struggling students?
January 13, 2015 - Education Week
Sharing test items is not a new strategy, but now that most states have adopted common standards, more of them are looking to pick up assessment items others have already developed.
January 13, 2015 | Updated: January 14, 2015 - Education Week
Rick Hess lays out the reasoning behind his 2015 Edu-Scholar Public Influence rankings; a related table highlights 12 top junior scholars.
January 9, 2015 - Education Week
As Republicans take charge on Capitol Hill, lawmakers mull scaling back state testing under the No Child Left Behind Act—a move that would thrill some advocates and rile others.
January 9, 2015 - Education Week

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