The nation's high school graduation rate has reached a record 83.2 percent, continuing a steady increase that shows improvement across all racial and ethnic groups, according to federal data released Monday.
Social scientists have known for several years that kids enrolled in run-down schools miss more classes and have lower test scores than students at well-maintained schools. But they haven't been able to pin down why.
School principals who set clear strategic objectives, encourage professional interaction among staff and promote professional development for teachers significantly raise student achievement levels according to a University ...
The nation's high school seniors are slipping in math and failing to make progress in reading, with just one-third of the 12th graders ready for the academic challenges of college.
A new study suggests that charter school students are more likely to do well at college and earn significantly more than their counterparts at other schools.
Teaching is more than just assembling a series of best practices that are expected to lead students to perfect standardized test scores.
(HealthDay)—While the debate over the value of standardized testing continues, new research suggests that educators should also consider the timing of these tests.
The efforts to put pressure on Texas schools during the 1990s to raise test scores improved some students' life chances and but hindered those of others. According to a new study that probed students' long-term outcomes, ...
New study shows how components of teaching predict adolescent outcomes beyond standardized test scores
A new study from the Achievement Gap Initiative at Harvard University suggests some ways of balancing the nation's emphasis on standardized test scores with other measurable learning outcomes. The study is entitled The Influence ...
The controversial new method of evaluating teachers and schools - called "value-added" - does not appear to affect property values, finds research by economists at Michigan State University and Cornell University.