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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.
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.
August 28, 2017
Find out how your New York City school performed on the 2017 state tests
Average proficiency rates ticked up across the city this year.
An education U-turn
June 21, 2017
Do struggling schools in New York City’s Renewal turnaround program outperform those left out? A new analysis suggests no
“The scale of resources for the system to intervene in poverty is a very hard thing to do and it’s likely you won’t soon see the results you want.”
Week In Review
March 24, 2017
Week in review: Controversy about superintendent opening and lawsuits against the state
Who will be the next superintendent of Detroit schools? The board of education did not grant Alycia Meriweather an interview, but many in…
December 13, 2016
UPDATED: Urban districts score below statewide averages on new TNReady tests, with some bright spots
A new test does hasn't changed which Tennessee school districts are the top performers, and which districts struggle relative to the state as a whole.
September 20, 2016
Analysis: Memphis students from closed schools don’t always go to better ones
Up to 2,600 Memphis students leaving 10 closed schools since 2012 were assigned to schools with similar, if not worse, test scores, according to a Chalkbeat analysis.
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