The Institute of Education Sciences released this second report on the impacts of the DC ‘Opportunity Scholarship Program.’ Little action in reading but a negative impact for math, echoing the finding from the first report. Students who were offered scholarships (about 60 percent used their scholarship to attend private schools for the full two years) […]
Maybe the high school graduation rate is not going up
I posted this piece in the Brookings ‘Evidence Speaks’ series. The issue is whether the announced gains in high school graduation rates result from more students actually completing high school, or whether schools put diplomas in the hands of some students and pushed them out the door. What we are learning from investigations in […]
Why is accountability always about teachers?
I posted this piece in the Brookings ‘Evidence Speaks’ series. The question is why so much accountability in K-12 education focuses on how teachers are performing–their students’ test scores, their classroom observations, their ratings–when most of the real decisions in K-12 education affecting classrooms are made by administrators. The lack of balance means teachers […]
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