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The Nation’s Report Card: 2013 Reading Trial Urban District Assessment

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

http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/pubs/dst2013/2014467.aspx

Provides one page snapshot results of the reading tests administered to 4th and 8th grade students in 21 urban school districts around the U.S.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

The Nation’s Report Card: 2013 Mathematics Trial Urban District Assessment

Categories: Education,Mathematics,Statistics,Tests/Assessments,Urban Issues

http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/pubs/dst2013/2014468.aspx

Provides one page snapshot results of the math tests administered to 4th and 8th grade students in 21 urban school districts around the U.S.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

A First Look: 2013 Mathematics and Reading Trial Urban District Assessment

Categories: Education,Literacy/Reading,Mathematics,Statistics,Tests/Assessments,Urban Issues

http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/subject/publications/main2013/pdf/2014466.pdf

Reports initial results of math and reading tests administered to a selection of students in 4th and 8th grade in urban school districts as part of the National Assessment of Educational Progress.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Performance of U.S. 15-Year-Old Students in Mathematics, Science, and Reading Literacy in an International Context: First Look

Categories: Education,Statistics,Tests/Assessments

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2014/2014024.pdf

Measures the performance of U.S. students with those of other countries in the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA).  Presents results for 65 education systems in terms of average scale scores and percentage of students reaching selected proficiency levels.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

State Board of Education Approves A-F School Grading System

Categories: Education,Headlines,Tests/Assessments,Virginia Issues

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/news/news_releases/2013/nov21_gov.shtml

Announces plan to begin assigning A-F grades to Virginia public schools at the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year based on the demonstrated proficiency of their students.  From the Virginia Department of Education

 

The Effectiveness of Secondary Math Teachers from Teach for America and the Teaching Fellows Programs: Executive Summary

Categories: Education,Mathematics,Tests/Assessments

http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/pubs/20134015/pdf/20134016.pdf

Presents findings from the first large-scale study of secondary math teachers.  Finds that TFA teachers were more effective than teachers with whom they were compared and teaching fellows were neither more nor less effective.  From the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education

 

Virginia 4th Graders Among Nation’s Best Readers

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

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/news/news_releases/2013/nov07_gov.shtml

Press release on Virginia results of reading tests from the 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress.  From the Virginia Department of Education

 

The Nation’s Report Card: Mathematics 2013 State Snapshot Reports for Grade 8

Categories: Education,Mathematics,Statistics,Tests/Assessments

http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/pubs/stt2013/20144658.aspx

Select state to see one page snapshot report that presents key findings and trends.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

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