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REL Webinar: The Next Generation Science Standards and What They Mean for Instruction and Teacher Evaluation

The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are a new set of benchmarks designed to promote K12 science education with an emphasis on engineering and technology. Join REL Mid-Atlantic for a free webinar to explore how these new standards will affect science instruction and teacher evaluation.

WWC Reviews Study of Kalamazoo Promise Scholarship Program

Researchers examined the impacts of the Kalamazoo Promise Scholarship program on academic and behavioral outcomes of students in grades 912 in Kalamazoo Public Schools (KPS). The program provides KPS students with scholarships to attend any community college or public university in Michigan. The study used a quasi-experimental design in which baseline equivalence of the groups cannot be demonstrated. Therefore, the research does not meet What Works Clearinghouse group design standards.

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.

 


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National Center for Education Statistics - http://nces.ed.gov
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