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Rothman, Robert – State Education Standard, 2016
For more than a decade, states have evaluated school performance largely through a single measure--test scores--and rated schools on whether they improved students' performance in reading or math. The idea was to focus schools' attention on the outcomes that mattered most and to focus states' attention on the schools that needed the most help in…
Descriptors: Accountability, Outcome Measures, Educational Indicators, Educational Assessment
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Rothman, Robert – State Education Standard, 2012
On June 2, 2010, a group of educators and public officials met at Peachtree Ridge High School in Suwanee, Georgia, to unveil something new: a set of standards for English language arts and mathematics intended to be common for all states. These standards were meant to replace the standards states had developed on their own over the past two…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, State Standards, Public Officials, Language Arts