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The Nation’s Report Card: 2014 U.S. History, Geography and Civics at Grade 8

Categories: Education,Statistics,Tests/Assessments

Presents Grade 8 results for the 2014 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in history, geography, and civics.  Describes progress or lack of progress over various test applications.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Vocabulary Results from the 2013 NAEP Reading Assessment

Categories: Education,Literacy/Reading,Statistics,Tests/Assessments

Presents results on the vocabulary component  of the 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress reading assessment.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


School Practices and Accountability for Students with Disabilities

Categories: Disability,Education,Tests/Assessments

Provides information about the education of students with disabilities by examining whether their performances are included in accountability and assessment instruments and the use of school practices that relate to their educational outcomes.  From the Institute of Education Sciences


Gender Differences in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Interest, Credits Earned, and NAEP Performance in the 12th Grade

Categories: Education,Mathematics,Science/Technology,Statistics,Tests/Assessments,Women

Describes high school graduates’ attitudes toward STEM courses by gender, credits earned in STEM fields, and their performance on the National Assessment of Educational Progress assessments in 2009. From the National Center for Education Statistics


2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools

Categories: Education,Tests/Assessments

Designation of 340 schools in the U.S. as Blue Ribbon Schools based on overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.  From the U.S. Department of Education


Students Make New Gains on Mathematics SOLs

Categories: Education,Literacy/Reading,Mathematics,Science/Technology,Statistics,Tests/Assessments,Virginia Issues

Reports results of Virginia school students on math, reading, science, and social science Standards of Learning exams for 2013-14 and compares results to previous two years.  Also provides links to results by state, school division, and individual schools.  From the Virginia Department of Education


Problem Solving Skills of 15-Year-Olds: Results from PISA 2012

Categories: Education,Statistics,Tests/Assessments

Describes how U.S. students fared, compared with those in 43 other education systems, on tests of problem-solving in the Program for International Student Assessment.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


The Nation’s Report Card: Mathematics 2013 State Snapshot Reports for Grade 12

Categories: Education,Mathematics,Tests/Assessments

One  page reports per state which volunteered to participate.  Reports results by gender and race and compares changes since 2009.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


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