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  • Eighth Grade Girls Score Higher than Boys in Tech and Engineering on Newest NAEP Test

    On the first national assessment of students’ technology and engineering abilities, eighth grade girls scored three points higher on average than eighth grade boys. And white students scored significantly better in tech and engineering than black and Hispanic students.

  • Parents, Teachers, Students Split on Overtesting

    Parents, students and teachers have radically different views on the value of time spent on tests. According to a new poll conducted by Gallup on behalf of the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA), while 83 percent of teachers surveyed said they think students spend too much time on tests, 75 percent of students and 52 percent of parents said they think students spend the right amount of time or not enough time on them.

  • Math Scores Decline for Seniors, Reading Stays the Same

    Seniors nationwide are slipping in math, but their scores in reading haven't changed significantly over the last three years, according to statistics released today in "The Nation's Report Card."

Policy Update

  • California DOE Pushes Forward on ESSA-Based Improvement System

    California is working through the impact of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which places responsibility for figuring out how to evaluate schools and districts on the states themselves. Recently, a Department of Education task force handed in its recommendations for building an accountability and continuous improvement system that emphasizes three themes: performance, equity and, most prominently, improvement.

  • New Report Offers State Policy Examples for Personalized Learning

    The International Association for K-12 Online Learning has issued a new report that provides policymakers with examples to guide their efforts in advancing personalized learning environments.

  • Alaska ED Adopts Stakeholder Intelligence System

    The Alaska Department of Education has implemented a cloud-based stakeholder intelligence system to help gather insight into the opinions and priorities of a large number of stakeholders across the state's vast geography, 54 school districts and culturally diverse population.

Focus on K-12 Information Technology

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