student achievement

Post Graduate Surveys

This service creates customizable postgraduate surveys for districts. Administrators can write questions that ask graduates about the quality of education they received. LifeTrack will create and mail the survey to the former students and follow up with a phone call. It compiles the data and sends a report to administrators.

Minnesota takes 27 schools off low-performing lists

Twenty-seven schools are no longer failing in the second year of the new school ranking system in the state.

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Eleven Maryland schools earn National Blue Ribbon status

Eleven Maryland schools have earned a prestigious 2013 National Blue Ribbon designation, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced Tuesday.

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Los Angeles schools lose academic ratings after claims of cheating

Campuses in five Los Angeles County school systems were stripped of their scores on the state's Academic Performance Index over claims of cheating, other misconduct or mistakes that affected the handling of standardized tests.

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There’s no place like Detroit: Education is key to Michigan’s ignition

George W. Bush once said, “Think about every problem, every challenge we face. The solution to each starts with education.” That is certainly true in Detroit, Michigan, and the United States. Education helps us turn away bitterness, misconceptions, and anger at our differences.

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Milwaukee Public Schools makes shift away from letter grades for K8

Milwaukee Public Schools joins a growing number of districts that are eliminating traditional letter grades or untethering student behaviors from academic marks.

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Virginia schools struggle to meet federal testing targets

Schools across the state are still struggling to meet federal accountability targets on standardized tests, according to information released today by the Virginia Department of Education.

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Illinois fudges the rules for rating schools

With thousands more students flunking achievement exams, the state has quietly changed how schools are judged based on test scores, a move that helped some schools pass muster despite dismal or lackluster student performance.

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For New York City, a day to celebrate successful schools

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg; the schools chancellor, Dennis M. Walcott; and senior education officials took a victory lap of sorts on Monday, visiting 22 New York City public schools that ranked among the state’s top 25 in reading and math exams given last spring.

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