New state-level data on statewide policies on assessments, adequate yearly progress, high school graduation, and certification requirements for teachers are now available on the State Education Reforms website, hosted by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) in the Institute of Education Sciences.
The State Education Reforms website, which draws primarily on data collected by organizations other than NCES, compiles and disseminates data on state-level education reform efforts in five general areas: 1) accountability, 2) assessment and standards, 3) staff qualifications and development, 4) state support for school choice and other options, and 5) student readiness and progress through school. Examples of specific reform topics within these areas are school report cards, student and teacher assessments, high school graduation policies, and professional development.
The “Accountability” and “Staff Qualifications and Development” sections of the website each had one table updated. Five tables were updated and one table was added in the “Assessment and Standards” section. In the “Student Readiness and Progress through School” section of the website, two tables were updated. To locate these tables on the SER website, please look for the "Updated!" and “New!”tags next to the table titles.
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