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Student Achievement What the Research Says U.S. Teenagers Decline in Global Test of Math, But Hold Steady in Reading, Science
The Program for International Student Assessment shows U.S. students lost less ground than their global peers during the pandemic.
Reading & Literacy 'Science of Reading' Reforms Show Student Gains in California, Study Finds
The research provides some of the first evidence that efforts to bring reading teaching in line with research have raised achievement.
Student Achievement Quiz QUIZ: How Are Students Doing Academically? Test Your Knowledge
Answer these seven questions about American students' academic performance in recent years.
Families & the Community Parents Don’t Know When Their Kids Have Fallen Behind. Report Cards Could Be the Problem
Parents rely on report cards to gauge whether their kids are on track academically. But they might be misleading, a survey shows.
Student Achievement What the Research Says The State of After-School and Summer Programs, in Charts
New federal data show most schools offer extended-time academic programs, but small percentages of students use them.
Student Achievement What the Research Says Keeping Younger Students Back a Grade Shows Benefits Over Time, Study Finds
New longitudinal research shows reading and math benefits for retaining younger students who need more time.
Teaching Q&A How Gamifying Instruction Improved Student Test Scores in This Teacher's Classroom
A middle school math teacher says gamification of instruction has given her students more of a growth mindset.
School & District Management These School Building Improvements Are Most Likely to Boost Test Scores
Some facility upgrades can effectively close 10 percent of the achievement gap between high- and low-wealth districts, new research shows.
Student Achievement What the Latest Student Test Results Reveal: 5 Things to Know
Academic achievement is improving more quickly in math. But the data are hard to interpret.
Student Achievement Quiz Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About Strategies for Improved Student Outcomes?
Answer 7 questions about student learning outcomes.
Student Achievement What the Research Says Older Students 'Running Out of Time' for Academic Recovery
A annual report finds significant academic and mental health problems for secondary students.
Assessment Q&A Q&A: Top NAEP Official Talks About the Future of Nation's Report Card and More
Statistics commissioner Peggy Carr says persistent chronic absenteeism is partly to blame for historically low test scores.
Mathematics Project Are Students Getting All the Math They Need to Succeed?
Advocates say reforms in math teaching are pushing out statistics and geometry and driving a drop in students' math scores.