Articles: Assessment

Alison DeNisco
Lawrence Public Schools goes beyond state requirements
Only 69 percent of high school seniors who took the ACT in 2013 enrolled in a postsecondary institution that fall.
Alison DeNisco
87 percent of 2013 graduates who took the ACT said they wanted to attend college, but only 69 percent enrolled
Richard Elmore is the Gregory R. Anrig Professor of Educational Leadership at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education.
Richard Elmore
Building organizational capacity for change goes beyond assessments
To measure academic excellence, Tacoma Public Schools tracks test scores, graduation rates, college acceptance and participation in extracurricular activities.
Jessica Terrell
How schools are measuring learning without the anxiety of high-stakes exams

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