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REL Central describes research on state interventions with their lowest-performing schools

REL Central summarizes research on state interventions with chronically low-performing schools. Researchers identified 25 studies that explored the relationship between these interventions and student outcomes.

WWC Revises Review of a Study of Boston Charter Schools

The WWC has revised its review of a 2014 study measuring the effects of attending Boston charter high schools. An independent quality review and additional information from study authors showed that the study had low attrition and meets WWC group design standards without reservations. The research examined the effect of Boston charter high school enrollment on student achievement, high school completion, college enrollment, and college persistence.

Did You Know?

The average score for eighth-grade AI/AN students in reading was higher in 2009 than in 2007, and the percentage of AI/AN students at or above Proficient and at Advanced in mathematics was higher in 2009 than in 2005. (Read more)

Between 1985 and 2008, public school enrollment rose 26 percent, from 39.4 million to 49.8 million. (Read more)

Data Snapshot

Average scores in civics for students eligible for either free or reduced price school lunch were higher in 2010 than in 2006 at both grades 4 and 8.
Average scores in civics for students eligible for either free or reduced price school lunch were higher in 2010 than in 2006 at both grades 4 and 8.

 

Approximately two-thirds of fourth-graders both nationally and in large city schools reported never using a calculator while taking mathematics tests or quizzes.
Approximately two-thirds of fourth-graders both nationally and in large city schools reported never using a calculator while taking mathematics tests or quizzes.