accountability (page 5)

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    2011 TUDA: CMS outperforms districts, nation

    The federal education officials who brought you the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) released the 2011 Trial Urban District Assessments (TUDA) results this morning. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) is the only participating district in the state. The study concluded that CMS scored higher than most (participating) urban districts…
    Terry Stoops, December 7, 2011
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    US ED: Most state math and reading standards weak

    In August, the U.S. Department of Education released a report that compared state standards and tests to the federal National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), which many consider to be the “gold standard” of standardized testing.  According to researchers, 1. There is wide variation among state proficiency standards. 2.
    Terry Stoops, October 12, 2011
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    Kudos to Jerry Tillman

    Jerry Tillman is a Republican state senator from Archdale and serves as co-chairman of the legislative education oversight committee.  Yesterday, Tillman’s committee heard a proposal from the NC Department of Public Instruction (DPI) to give the ACT test to all public high school juniors in North Carolina. Admittedly, I am…
    Terry Stoops, October 5, 2011
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    Most Students Lack Civics Proficiency on NAEP

    Results from the federal National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Civics test were released today.  NAEP reports aggregate scores from a national (and representative) sample of 4th, 8th, and 12th grade students.  The results were not encouraging.  From Education Week, Many high school seniors may be old enough to…
    Terry Stoops, May 4, 2011
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    Charter schools: More than just “laboratories”

    Those who oppose charter schools, as well as those who say they don’t but really do, have argued that charter schools have not lived up to their promise of being “laboratories of innovation.”  The truth is that innovation is one of six purposes of charter schools, as outlined in the…
    Terry Stoops, April 13, 2011