- Scores Improving But Challenges Remain
LA school grades are out. Third received Ds or Fs and third received As and Bs. Describes performance. Recaps accountability system and reforms gov enacted and notes criticisms of them. Headline implies results worse than really >
Oct 25, 10:17 AM:
- Achievement AND Attitude Gap
Syracuse, NY, continues to have achievement gap and new Super is trying new initiatives to close it. District official says its all about inequity. Speaker says too many adults have attitude gap. Charters/vouchers not mentioned >
Oct 25, 6:27 AM:
- Pumped Over Test Scores
CA district fist-pumping over significant jumps in test scores. A bit frivolous on Fresno's success, with just cute-kid quotes and nothing meatier to show what mattered in producing high results.
Oct 24, 12:55 PM:
- School Grade Improvement
Louisiana district moves from "C" grade to "B" and Super is thrilled. Just strings together some of Super's thoughts, with no analysis on what's working and what needs to be done.
Oct 24, 11:26 AM:
- AdvanceEd Accreditation
Several IN districts hail their recent accreditation and benefits attached, including support system for Common Core. Explains accreditation is voluntary method to assure quality. Not much insight on what they did to earn >
Oct 23, 2:08 PM:
- LA District, Higher Grade
Numbers here tell how Lafayette Parish schools improved performance, going from "C" to "B." Recounts student and teacher efforts, and notes caution about data after errors last year.
Oct 23, 1:47 PM:
- WI Districts Performance
Look at how some La Crosse area schools did on state report cards, but no numbers here to provide context. Briefly notes how assessments measured and new system coming as part of reforms.
Oct 23, 12:00 PM:
- IN District Academic Success
West Lafayette's high test scores land it on list of nation's top STEM schools. Describes how got ranking, including number of students taking and passing AP exams.
Oct 23, 11:07 AM:
- Fewer Graduates
A side effect of MI's more rigorous curriculum, introduced in 2006, is a drop in graduation rates among low-achieving students. Ed research group says dig deeper to find why these students aren't prepared.
Oct 23, 6:17 AM:
- TN Low Scores Shock
State's specially created district aimed at improving lowest performing schools learned just how far has to go. Students in 16th percentile in reading and math. Describes reaction and outlines what's being done to boost numbers. >
Oct 23, 5:42 AM:
- All About Curriculum
An IL district is praised for its work on improving curriculum and manage itself financially. Weaves in Common Core and new assessment. Not much to ground report in where students are academically now.
Oct 22, 3:53 PM:
- Retention Over Reading
Stick dangling over OH schoolchildren is possibility of retention if they aren't reading at 3rd-grade level in that grade. High numbers of kids face that option. Onus on them, not teachers. Just a bit on teacher training. >
Oct 22, 3:30 PM:
- Candidates On Education
TX Senate candidates speak out on education at election forum. Testing was high on agenda and the only issue covered here.
Oct 22, 1:32 PM:
- NY Common Core Implications
Profile of how tougher standards shifting how NY teachers teach. Explores what changes mean for students, including what and how they learn.
Oct 22, 1:07 PM:
- RI District Accountability Changes
Tiverton administrators and teachers prepare for shift to new state tests and Common Core Standards. Describes changes to curriculum and delves into how exams different from what's currently used.
Oct 22, 12:29 PM:
- PA District Performance
Overview of what Penns Valley Area is doing to meet state standards and make yearly progress. Rundown of how individual schools faring, including look at reading and math targets and whether met.
Oct 22, 10:19 AM:
- Masking Achievement Gap
Some high-performing MI schools upset state called them out for having large achievement gap. Required to inform parents. Does so, but criticizes data. State stands by its number crunching.
Oct 22, 5:43 AM:
- Vote Of Confidence
CA Super congratulates state for seeing slightly over half of schools meet API target. Notes Common Core in place to best measure college/career readiness. Details on one district that increased API, but doesn't dig deeper to say >
Oct 19, 3:21 PM:
- Test Score Debacle
Alternative test issued in 3 KS districts, include KS City, causes Board to nix there inclusion in report on state's test scores -- compares apples to oranges. Double-counting also an issue here.
Oct 19, 2:48 PM:
- Charter Report Cards
Brief summary of how schools in Lucas Co. (OH) fared, noting how many did well or poorly. Only lists one by name. Need more info for clearer picture of student performance.
Oct 19, 1:09 PM: