On June 28, 2013, REL Midwest will host a one-hour public television event designed to help viewers gain a better understanding of competency-based education (CBE) practices, the emerging research in the field, and strategies that states and districts are using to implement various aspects of CBE. The event will feature a panel discussion with Elizabeth A. Jones, Ph.D. and implementation leaders in Iowa, Kentucky, and Ohio. The event will be filmed before a live studio audience from 4:00 to 5:00 P.M. (CST) at Chicago Public Media. Broadcast dates and times are not yet available.
REL West is collaborating with nine districts in the Silicon Valley Research Alliance (SVRA) in California to explore the question of how the use of test scores (both California Standards Tests, or CSTs, and a diagnostic test) can assist with their grade 8 Algebra I placement decisions. This study will examine the association between the different available assessments and proficiency on the grade 8 Algebra I California Standards tests.
Public school students in 28 states scored higher than their peers in the nation; students in 15 states and the District of Columbia scored lower than their peers nationally. The interactive map provides details. (Read more)
In Science, no state scored lower in 2011 than in 2009. The interactive map provides details! (Read more)
2009 graduates earned an average of 3 credits more over the course of their high school education than 1990 graduates. This translates to about 420 additional hours of instruction during their high school careers.