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Performance of U.S. 15-Year-Old Students in Science, Reading, and Mathematics Literacy in an International Context: First Look at PISA 2015

Categories: Education,Headlines,Literacy/Reading,Mathematics,Science/Technology,Tests/Assessments

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2017/2017048.pdf

Provides international comparisons (72 country participants) of student performance in three major areas including average scores, gaps between the highest and lowest scoring students, percentage of those reaching proficiency levels, and trends in U.S. student performance in the three subjects over time.  From the National Center for Education Statistics and OECD

 

Highlights from TIMSS and TIMSS Advanced 2015

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

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2017/2017002_timss_2015_results.pdf

Reports on the results of tests of math and science achievement of U.S. students in Grades 4 and 8 and in advanced courses at the end of high school in an international context.  Reveals scores and trends since 1995 for U.S. students and identifies other nations participating in the exams.  TIMSS = Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

The Nation’s Report Card: 2015 Science at Grades 4, 8, and 12

Categories: Education,Headlines,Science/Technology,Statistics,Tests/Assessments

http://www.nationsreportcard.gov/science_2015/#?grade=4

Presents results at three grade levels from the National Assessment of Educational Progress 2015 science tests.  Shows increases in scores at the 4th and 8th grade levels but no significant change for 12th grade students.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

The Nation’s Report Card: Technology and Engineering Literacy

Categories: Education,Science/Technology,Tests/Assessments

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2016119

Educational Progress 2014 technology and engineering  literacy tests.  Includes overall scores and results by racial/ethnic groups, gender, type of school and more.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

The Nation’s Report Card: 2015 Mathematics and Reading at Grade 12

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

http://www.nationsreportcard.gov/reading_math_g12_2015/#

Reports results of national tests which showed a drop in math scores from 2013 results by the high school seniors.  Shows trend lines, includes a video, and provides links to download data tables.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

(education     headlines     literacy/reading     mathematics     statistics     tests/assessments)

The Nation’s Report Card: 2015 Mathematics and Reading Assessments

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

http://www.nationsreportcard.gov/reading_math_2015/#?grade=4

Unified site for examining the results of testing of 4th and 8th graders in math and reading by districts, states, and the nation. Reports declines at both levels in math and at the 8th grade level in reading. Also known as the National Assessment of Educational Progress

 

School Composition and the Black-White Achievement Gap

Categories: African Americans,Education,Statistics,Tests/Assessments

http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/subject/studies/pdf/school_composition_and_the_bw_achievement_gap_2015.pdf

Examines the proportion of Black students enrolled in schools and its relation to the Black-White achievement gap. This first study of its kind focuses on math achievement at the Grade 8 level. From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

SOL Test Results/Pass Rates

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

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/statistics_reports/accreditation_federal_reports/index.shtml#passrates

Includes links for 2014-15 Standards of Learning test results by state, divisions, and schools.  From the Virginia Department of Education

 

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