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August 15, 2019
As Tennessee’s turnaround district enters its eighth school year, scores remain stubbornly low
Only 3.4% of high schoolers in the Achievement School District met the state’s proficiency standards on this year’s math and English exams.
July 30, 2019
Clearer guidelines, more collaboration: New Memphis charter school policy approved
The existing policy had not been revised since 2011, when the district had 25 charter schools, less than half the 57 schools it authorizes now.
June 18, 2019
Newark schools — traditional and charter — have made big gains since 2006, new report shows
Newark’s ranking among other high-poverty districts based on its state test scores has risen significantly since 2006. Its graduation rate has also improved.
charters and college
April 2, 2019
Federal study finds charter middle schools didn’t help students earn college degrees
The results are a disappointing data point for charter advocates who hoped the publicly funded, privately run schools would improve students’ college prospects.
October 17, 2018
Newark’s PARCC scores inch up, setting baseline for new superintendent
Just over 34 percent of Newark students passed the PARCC English tests this year, and about 23 percent passed math.
September 27, 2018
See which New York City schools posted the highest and lowest 2018 test scores
Across New York City’s vast school system, some schools are packed with top performers while others enroll mostly those who struggle.
September 17, 2018
Adams 14 pledges ‘transformational change’ as Colorado revisits school improvement plans
The Colorado State Board of Education plans to hold hearings in November for one school district and three schools that have not shown enough improvement.
September 14, 2018
See disparities in how Colorado schools are serving black, Hispanic, and white students
White students showed more academic progress than black or Hispanic students in most districts – but not all. See our charts for details.
Meaning of measures
September 12, 2018
Passing schools, struggling students: Colorado reconsiders its formula for rating schools
The ratings formula ties into a long-running debate among testing experts about the value of measuring growth versus proficiency.
on the clock
September 10, 2018
After another low rating, Denver’s Manual High could face state intervention
Manual’s situation is noteworthy because Denver Public Schools generally has taken aggressive action toward low-performing schools before the state can step in.
August 16, 2018
Colorado students show gains in literacy on 2018 state tests, but disparities remain
In literacy, 44.5 percent of students in grades three through eight statewide met expectations. In math, 34.1 percent did.
exceptions to the rule
April 19, 2018
The highs and lows of Colorado education are spotlighted in ‘The Outliers’
A new report from the Denver-based education reform advocacy group A Plus Colorado examines both exemplary and struggling districts.
April 10, 2018
A decade of stagnation: Little progress on closely watched federal test, as big disparities persist
Scores on the exams known as the “nation’s report card” have barely budged over the last two years, new data show.
good news bad news
September 19, 2017
Most Tennessee districts are showing academic growth, but districts with the farthest to go improved the least
It’s not just Memphis: Across Tennessee, districts with many struggling schools posted lower-than-expected growth scores on this year’s state exams, the data shows.
By the numbers
August 28, 2017
Eight top 10 lists from New York City’s 2017 state test scores
Which schools are least proficient -- or most improved? Find out here.
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