REL West examined the types of SLO goals and assessments used by participating Arizona and Utah pilot teachers, their perceptions of the process, and the variation in end-of-year scores.
A study of Tools of the Mind examined its impacts on cognitive and academic outcomes for 759 kindergarteners from 29 schools. Students joined the study after random assignment and study authors did not show that the analytic groups of students were similar at the start of the study. Therefore, the study does not meet WWC group design standards.
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)