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State High School Tests: Exit Exams and Other Assessments

Author(s): Shelby Dietz
Published: December 21, 2010

CEP’s 9th annual report on high school exit exams discusses new developments in state high school exit exam policies and how students enrolled in school in states with these policies are affected. This year’s report finds that 28 states required high school exit exams in the 2009-10 school year (up from 26 in 2009), and public schools in those states enroll 83 percent of the nation’s students of color and more than three-quarters of the country’s low-income pupils. For the first time, this year’s report also includes information about graduation requirements in states that do not require exit exams.

Key findings from this year's report:

View all CEP videos about State High School Tests: Exit Exams and Other Assessments.

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Full Report (PDF format, 645 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=CEP%5FHSEE10report%5F01%2E05%2E11%2Epdf
Alabama (DOC format, 379 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=AlabamaHSEE2010%2Edoc
Alaska (DOC format, 138 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=AlaskaHSEE2010%2Edoc
Arizona (DOC format, 368 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=ArizonaHSEE2010%2Edoc
Arkansas (DOC format, 126 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=ArkansasHSEE2010%2Edoc
California (DOC format, 113 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=CaliforniaHSEE2010%2Edoc
Florida (DOC format, 124 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=FloridaHSEE2010%2Edoc
Georgia (DOC format, 121 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=GeorgiaHSEE2010%2Edoc
Idaho (DOC format, 118 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=IdahoHSEE2010%2Edoc
Indiana (DOC format, 93.0 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=IndianaHSEE2010%2Edoc
Louisiana (DOC format, 139 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=LouisianaHSEE2010%2Edoc
Maryland (DOC format, 115 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=MarylandHSEE2010%2Edoc
Massachusetts (DOC format, 168 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=MassachusettsHSEE2010%2Edoc
Minnesota (DOC format, 261 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=MinnesotaHSEE2010%2Edoc
Mississippi (DOC format, 191 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=MississippiHSEE2010%2Edoc
Nevada (DOC format, 319 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=NevadaHSEE2010%2Edoc
New Jersey (DOC format, 67.5 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=NewJerseyHSEE2010%2Edoc
New Mexico (DOC format, 248 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=NewMexicoHSEE2010%2Edoc
New York (DOC format, 88.5 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=NewYorkHSEE2010%2Edoc
North Carolina (DOC format, 130 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=NorthCarolinaHSEE2010%2D%20New%2Edoc
Ohio (DOC format, 126 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=OhioHSEE2010%2Edoc
Oklahoma (DOC format, 173 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=OklahomaHSEE2010%2Edoc
Oregon (DOC format, 180 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=OregonHSEE2010%2Edoc
Rhode Island (DOC format, 158 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=RhodeIslandHSEE2010%2Edoc
South Carolina (DOC format, 109 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=SouthCarolinaHSEE2010%2Edoc
Tennessee (DOC format, 177 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=TennesseeHSEE2010%2Edoc
Texas (DOC format, 187 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=TexasHSEE2010%2Edoc
Virginia (DOC format, 207 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=VirginiaHSEE2010%2Edoc
Washington (DOC format, 248 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=Washington2010%2Edoc

CEP Releases New Report on State Exit Exams

Author(s): CEP
Published: December 21, 2010

This report draws from CEP's eight-year study of high school exit exams to identify long-term trends in state policies and student performance. It highlights a growing trend among states to establish alternate pathways to graduation for students who are struggling to pass exit exams.

Key Findings from this year's report

Jack Jennings, President, Center on Education Policy

What are the innovations in this year's report?

Jack Jennings, President, Center on Education Policy

What is the impact of students of color and those living in poverty?

Jack Jennings, President, Center on Education Policy

How will the common standards impact exit exams?

Jack Jennings, President, Center on Education Policy

What is the equity challenge that impacts schools concerning exit exams?

Jack Jennings, President, Center on Education Policy

What should policy makers take away from this report?

Jack Jennings, President, Center on Education Policy

What do states need to do as far as remediation if a student fails?

         

Jack Jennings, President, Center on Education Policy

State Test Score Trends through 2008-09, Part 2: Slow and Uneven Progress in Narrowing Gaps

Author(s): Nancy Kober, Naomi Chudowsky, Victor Chudowsky
Published: December 14, 2010

This report provides a detailed look at student performance on state tests and examines whether state-level results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) confirm the trends found on state tests. The report tracks data for all states and the District of Columbia in math and reading for grades 4, 8, and high school by student race, ethnicity, income, and gender from as early as 2002 through 2009, where three or more years of comparable data are available.  Also available are 50 state profiles with detailed student achievement data and tables showing the performance of various student groups on 2009 state tests.  Finally, also posted here are short video clips of CEP’s President and CEO Jack Jennings explaining the main findings of this study.

The Appendix Tables provides state-by-state tables showing the 2009 percentages proficient, mean test scores, and achievement gaps in reading and math for all major subgroups in the states with sufficient data.

View 2008-09 State Profiles

View the comments by CEP President Jack Jennings, as he shares his viewpoints on the report and what it means for education reform here. Preview:

Jennings, Achievement Gap 1 from Spotlight on Vimeo.

View all CEP videos about State Test Score Trends through 2008-09, Part 2: Slow and Uneven Progress in Narrowing Gaps.

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Full Report (PDF format, 676 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=Kober%5FFullReport%5F2008%2D09%5FPart2%5FGaps%2Epdf
Appendix Tables (PDF format, 1594 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=Appendix%5FSTST2009%5FMS%5FPP%5FPart2%5FGaps%2Epdf
Press Release (PDF format, 125 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=PressRelease%5FSTST2009%2D09%5FPart2%5FGaps%2Epdf

The Achievement Gap: Slow and Uneven Progress for Students

Author(s): CEP
Published: December 14, 2010

Center on Education Policy's New Findings

After eight years of implementing the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and other school reforms, how much progress have states and school districts made in raising achievement for students from all backgrounds and closing achievement gaps based on race, ethnicity, income, and gender?

In its new report, the Center on Education Policy analyzed trends in reading and mathematics performance and achievement gaps for several groups of students: African American, Asian American, Latino, Native American, and white students, as well as low-income, male, and female students.

View the comments by CEP President Jack Jennings, as he shares his viewpoints on the report and what it means for education reform.

What are the key findings of the report on the achievement gap in schools?

 

         

Jack Jennings, President, Center on Education Policy

What are the messages the report communicates?

 

         

Jack Jennings, President, Center on Education Policy

What is the impact on low-income children?

 

         

Jack Jennings, President, Center on Education Policy

What needs to change in schools in order to close the achievement gaps for poor children and children of color?

 

         

Jack Jennings, President, Center on Education Policy

What are the highlights of the report concerning Hispanic and Native American students?

 

         

Jack Jennings, President, Center on Education Policy

What gaps did you find between male and female students?

 

         

Jack Jennings, President, Center on Education Policy

Which states have been able to close the achievement gap?

 

         

Jack Jennings, President, Center on Education Policy

Video content produced by Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity.

How Many Schools and Districts Have Not Made Adequate Yearly Progress? Four-Year Trends

Author(s): Alexandra Usher
Published: December 13, 2010

This report analyzes trends over four years in the number of schools and school districts that did not make adequate yearly progress (AYP) in raising student achievement under the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). Using data from the Consolidated State Performance Reports submitted to the U.S. Department of Education by all 50 states and the District of Columbia, we calculated the percentage of schools and districts in the nation and in each state that did not make AYP based on testing in school years 2005-06 through 2008-09. An update to this report will be released early in 2011 and will include data from school year 2009-10.

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Full Report (PDF format, 289 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=Usher%5FFourYearsAYPTrends%5F121610%2Epdf
Media Advisory (PDF format, 140 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=MediaAdvisory%5FUsher%5FFourYearsAYPTrends%5F121610%2Epdf

The Policy and Politics of Rewriting the Nation's Main Education Law

Author(s): Jack Jennings
Published: December 12, 2010

This article, written by CEP President and CEO Jack Jennings, looks at the prospects for reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education in the 112th Congress given the outcomes of the 2010 elections and the resulting divided government. The article appeared in the December 2010 Kappan magazine. 

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Article (PDF format, 997 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=Jennings%5FPolicyPoliticsRewriteEdLaw%5F121210%2Epdf

CEP Survey Questions on the Common Core State Standards

Author(s): CEP
Published: October 21, 2010
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In the fall of 2009, CEP surveyed state officials about their implementation of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and included in this survey were some questions about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). We conducted a similar survey of school districts officials in the winter of 2010 and also included some questions on the CCSS. State responses to our CCSS questions can be found on page 3 and in figure 4 on page 9 in the state report. District responses to the CCSS questions can be found on page 15 of the district report. Links to the two reports appear below.

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State Report (PDF format, 391 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=CEP%5FStateReport%5FEconStimulusPackagePS%5F120209%2Epdf
District Report (PDF format, 665 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=CEP%5FARRADistrictReport%5FTeachingJobsSaved%5F072110%2Epdf

State Test Score Trends Through 2008-09, Part 1: Rising Scores on State Tests and NAEP

Author(s): Naomi Chudowsky and Victor Chudowsky
Published: September 15, 2010

This report compares state math and reading proficiency scores in grades 4 and 8 to National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) basic scores for the period of 2005 to 2009. The study found that scores on state tests and NAEP have increased in most states with sufficient data. Also included with the report are profiles for the 23 states that are included in the research because they did not have breaks in their testing data for the years studied.

View 2008-09 State Profiles

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Full Report (Revised 11/30/2010) (PDF format, 341 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=Chudowsky%5FFullReport%5F2008%2D09Part1%5FStateNAEP%5FRevised113010%2Epdf
Errata Sheet for 09/14/10 Version (PDF format, 135 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=ErrataSheet%5F091410Report%2Epdf
Press Release (PDF format, 20.2 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=PressRelease%5FSTST08%2D09%5FPart1%5FStateNAEP%2Epdf

School Districts’ Perspectives on the Economic Stimulus Package: School Improvement Grants Present Uncertainty and Opportunity

Author(s): Caitlin Scott and Nancy Kober
Published: August 30, 2010

This report highlights the extent to which school districts have experience with implementing the four federally-mandated school reform models intended to improve the nation’s lowest performing 5% of schools.   Approximately $3 billion was provided under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for grants to districts to carry out these models.  As of last school year, fewer than 12% of the nation’s school districts had implemented any of the four reform models, and among these districts, there were varying degrees of success with the models.

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Full Report (PDF format, 397 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=ScottKober%5FReport%5FARRASchoolImprovementGrants%5F083110%2Epdf
Appendices (PDF format, 109 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=Appendices%5FARRASchoolImprovementGrants%5F083110%2Epdf
Media Advisory (PDF format, 15.1 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=MediaAdvisory%5FARRASchoolImprovmentGrants%5F083110%2Epdf

School Districts’ Perspectives on the Economic Stimulus Package: Teaching Jobs Saved in 2009-10 But Teacher Layoffs Loom for Next School Year

Author(s): Nancy Kober
Published: July 15, 2010

In the spring of 2010, CEP surveyed a nationally representative sample of school districts to learn about their fiscal situation and how the funds provided under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) have impacted them over the last year. CEP found that the federal funds helped districts save or create teaching jobs and stabilize budgets, but that most districts expected to layoff teachers in the 2010-11 school year. The report also addresses districts’ efforts to carryout ARRA’s four reform areas, district uses of State Fiscal Stabilization Funds and supplemental Title I and IDEA funds, and problems faced by districts in implementing ARRA.

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Full Report (PDF format, 665 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=CEP%5FARRADistrictReport%5FTeachingJobsSaved%5F072110%2Epdf
Appendix (PDF format, 218 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=CEP%5FAppendix%5FARRADistrictReport%5F072110%2Epdf
Press Release (PDF format, 14.6 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=CEP%5FPressRelease%5FARRADistrictReport%5F072110%2Epdf

A Call to Action to Raise Achievement for African American Students

Author(s): Nancy Kober, Naomi Chudowsky, Victor Chudowsky, and Shelby Dietz
Published: June 30, 2010

These three reports, "A Call to Action to Raise Achievement for African American Students", "Improving Achievement for the Growing Latino Population Is Critical to the Nation’s Future", and "Policy Implications of Trends for Asian American Students" examine the performance of these students on state reading and math tests used for accountability under NCLB. The reports examine trends since 2002 in the percentages of students in each of the ethnic/racial group studied that reached the proficient level on state tests, the achievement gaps between each of the three subgroups and white students, and the performance of these students on 2008 state tests. The reports also explore possible policy implications for the achievement trends.

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Full Report (PDF format, 350 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=Report%5FAfricanAmerican%5F063010%2Epdf
Summary of Major Findings (PDF format, 135 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=MajorFindings%5FAfricanAmerican%5F063010%2Epdf
Press Release (PDF format, 97.4 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=PressRelease%5FAfricanAmerican%5F063010%2Epdf

Improving Achievement for the Growing Latino Population Is Critical to the Nation’s Future

Author(s): Nancy Kober, Naomi Chudowsky, Victor Chudowsky, and Shelby Dietz
Published: June 30, 2010

These three reports, "A Call to Action to Raise Achievement for African American Students", "Improving Achievement for the Growing Latino Population Is Critical to the Nation’s Future", and "Policy Implications of Trends for Asian American Students", examine the performance of these students on state reading and math tests used for accountability under NCLB. The reports examine trends since 2002 in the percentages of students in each of the ethnic/racial group studied that reached the proficient level on state tests, the achievement gaps between each of the three subgroups and white students, and the performance of these students on 2008 state tests. The reports also explore possible policy implications for the achievement trends. 

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Full Report (PDF format, 341 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=Report%5FLatino%5F063010%2Epdf
Summary of Major Findings (PDF format, 135 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=MajorFindings%5FLatino%5F063010%2Epdf
Press Release (PDF format, 140 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=PressRelease%5FLatino%5F063010%2Epdf

Policy Implications of Trends for Asian American Students

Author(s): Nancy Kober, Naomi Chudowsky, Victor Chudowsky, and Shelby Dietz
Published: June 30, 2010

These three reports, "A Call to Action to Raise Achievement for African American Students", "Improving Achievement for the Growing Latino Population Is Critical to the Nation’s Future", and "Policy Implications of Trends for Asian American Students", examine the performance of these students on state reading and math tests used for accountability under NCLB. The reports examine trends since 2002 in the percentages of students in each of the ethnic/racial group studied that reached the proficient level on state tests, the achievement gaps between each of the three subgroups and white students, and the performance of these students on 2008 state tests. The reports also explore possible policy implications for the achievement trends. 

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Full Report (PDF format, 378 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=Report%5FAsianAmerican%5F063010%2Epdf
Summary of Major Findings (PDF format, 135 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=MajorFindings%5FAsianAmerican%5F063010%2Epdf
Press Release (PDF format, 95.0 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=PressRelease%5FAsianAmerican%5F063010%2Epdf

Improving Low-Performing Schools: Lessons from Five Years of Studying School Restructuring under No Child Left Behind

Author(s): Caitlin Scott, Nancy Kober
Published: April 13, 2010

On Dec 7, 2009, CEP held a forum in Washington, D.C. to discuss CEP's five-year study of schools in restructuring under NCLB. The event included a discussion of CEP's research on schools in restructuring under NCLB in six states — California, Georgia, Maryland, Michigan, New York and Ohio — and in 23 districts and 48 schools within those states. Panelist included an official from the U.S. Department of Education, as well as education leaders from states and school districts, and principals of successfully restructured schools. This report summarizes the presentations and discussion at that meeting. 

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2009 Full Report (PDF format, 731 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=CEP%5FForumReport%5FImprovingLow%2DPerformingSchools%5F120709%2Epdf
2010 Forum Summary (PDF format, 267 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=ForumSummary%5FImprovingLow%2DPerformingSchools%5F041310%2Epdf
Forum Presentation (PPT format, 242 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=ForumPresentation%2Eppt

State Test Score Trends Through 2007-08, Part 6: Has Progress Been Made in Raising Achievement for English Language Learners?

Author(s): Naomi Chudowsky and Victor Chudowsky
Published: April 7, 2010

This report examines the performance of English language learners on state reading and math tests, and discusses the issues surrounding the classification and testing of these students.

View 2007-08 State Profiles and Worksheets 

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Full Report (PDF format, 297 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=Chudowsky2%5FSTST07%2D08%5FP6%2DELL%5F040610%2Epdf
Press Release (PDF format, 18.2 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=PressRelease%5FSTST07%2D08%2DPart6%5F040610%2Epdf

State Test Score Trends Through 2007-08, Part 5: Are There Differences in Achievement Between Boys and Girls?

Author(s): Naomi Chudowsky and Victor Chudowsky
Published: March 17, 2010

Using data from state reading and mathematics tests, this report takes an in-depth look at the performance of male and female students. The study includes a national snapshot of 2008 achievement differences in both subjects at grades 4, 8, and in high school. 

View 2007-08 State Profiles and Worksheets 

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Full Report (PDF format, 241 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=Chudowsky2%5FSTST07%2D08%5FP5%2DGender%5F031710%2Epdf
Press Release (PDF format, 176 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=PressRelease%5FSTST07%2D08%2DPart5%5F031710%2Epdf

How Many Schools Have Not Made Adequate Yearly Progress Under the No Child Left Behind Act?

Author(s): Shelby Dietz, Malini Roy
Published: March 11, 2010

Drawing on data from state departments of education and other public sources, this report estimates the number nd percentage of public schools that did not make adequate yearly progress. The report finds that approximately one-third of the nation’s public schools did not make AYP in school year 2008-09, although the number varied greatly by state. A table outlining the percentage of schools not making AYP by state is also included.

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Full Report (PDF format, 65.6 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=Dietz%5FHowManySchoolsNotAYPUnderNCLB%5F031110%2Epdf
Full Report - August 2010 Update (PDF format, 245 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=Roy%5FHowManySchoolsNotAYPUnderNCLB%5FAug2010%2Epdf

The Window is Closing on Sensible School Reform

Author(s): Jack Jennings
Published: March 2, 2010

This article, written by CEP President Jack Jennings, appeared in The Hill on March 2, 2010, and discusses the critical last chance that effective ESEA reauthorization now faces.

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Article (PDF format, 65.2 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=Jennings%5FWindowClosingSensibleSchoolReform%5F030210%2Epdf

Better Federal Policies Leading to Better Schools

Author(s): Nancy Kober, Jack Jennings, and Jody Peltason
Published: February 18, 2010

In February 2010, CEP issued its recommendations for reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act). This document contains CEP's recommendations for reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act. These recommendations are based on a two-year review of current and past federal policies and a wide range of research, including CEP's own comprehensive studies of NCLB and student achievement in all 50 states. In developing the recommendations, we also brought to bear our long-term experience with federal policies and consulted with numerous experts of varying backgrounds, including commissioning 11 papers on key issues. The document provides guidance for President Obama and the Congress in shaping the federal role in elementary and secondary education.

In developing these recommendations, CEP drew upon a series of commissioned papers, public forums and research compendium associated with their project Rethinking the Federal Role, as well as CEP's comprehensive studies of NCLB and our long-term experience with federal policies.

View Forum Highlights

View Commissioned Papers & Research Compendium

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Full Report (PDF format, 364 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=KoberJenningsPeltason%5FESEARecommendations%5F021210%2Epdf
Appendix (PDF format, 59.5 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=Appendix%5FESEA%5FFederalRole%5F021810%2Epdf
News Release (PDF format, 18.3 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=News%20Release%5FESEA%5FRecommendations%5F021810%2Epdf
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