Merit-Pay Model Pushed by Duncan Shows No Achievement Edge
•“An Evaluation of the Teacher Advancement Program (TAP) in Chicago: Two Year Impact Report” is from the Mathematica Policy Research.
Allies Shift Focus Toward Promoting Standards Adoption
•The Common Core State Standards are from the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers.
Urban NAEP Reveals Small Reading Gains in 8th Grade
•The “Reading 2009 Trial Urban District Report Card” is from the National Assessment of Educational Progress.
Report Charts Increase in High-Poverty Schools
•“The Condition of Education 2010" is published by the National Center for Education Statistics.
•“Public School Graduates and Dropouts from the Common Core of Data: School Year 2007–08" is published by the National Center for Education Statistics.
Response to Intervention
•“Tiered Interventions in High Schools” is by the National Center on Response to Intervention.
Math and Science
•“Are We Beginning to See the Light?” is by Public Agenda.
•“Making the Transition” is by MDRC.
Study Finds ELL Students Languishing in Calif. Schools
•“Reparable Harm: Fulfilling the Unkept Promise of Educational Opportunity for California’s Long-Term English Learners” is from Californians Together.
Standards Organizers Leave English Proficiency to States
•“Improving the Validity of English Language Learner Assessment Systems” is from UCLA’s National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing.
Report Targets 3rd Grade Reading as Crucial Turning Point
•“Early Warning!: Why Reading by the End of Third Grade Matters” is from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
Final Version of Core Standards Assuages Some Concerns
States’ Fiscal Outlook Is Still Gloomy
•“The Fiscal Survey of States” is from The National Association of State Budget Officers.
A version of this article appeared in the June 09, 2010 edition of Education Week