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Jack Buckley

How Should We Read NAEP Test Score Results in Washington D.C.?

John Thompson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
John Thompson

We teachers have enough on our plates helping our students, fighting the cheaper, but equally dangerous knock-offs of D.C.'s IMPACT evaluation system, and working for humane and evidence-driven methods to improve our schools. We shouldn't waste our strength worrying about whether evidence that supports the accountability hawks is exaggerated or not.

Joy Resmovits

Here's How Americans Stack Up Against Students In Other Countries

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

When it comes to math skills, Alabama performs like Armenia, Mississippi comes close to Dubai, Washington, D.C., performs like Ukraine, and Massachuse...

The Global Search for Education: What Will Finland Do Next?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 03.16.2013 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Systematic pursuit of children's wellbeing and happiness in secure environments takes precedence over measured academic achievements in Finnish schools, according to Pasi Sahlberg, author of the award-winning book, Finnish Lessons: What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland?

Alex Kuczynski-Brown

Most U.S. Students Lack Writing Proficiency: NAEP

HuffingtonPost.com | Alex Kuczynski-Brown | Posted 09.18.2012 | Education

Only roughly one quarter of eighth and 12th graders are proficient in writing, according to results from the National Assessment of Educational Progre...

Joy Resmovits

Expert: American Scores 'Unacceptable' On National Science Exams

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.08.2012 | Education

About a third of eighth-graders who took a national science exam in 2011 were proficient, according to results released Thursday, a statistic called "...

Joy Resmovits

Standardized Tests' Measures Of Student Performance Vary Widely: Study

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.10.2011 | Education

The United States has 50 distinct states, which means there are 50 distinct definitions of "proficient" on standardized tests for students. For exa...