CEP TO RELEASE 50-STATE REPORT ON STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT TRENDS AT BASIC, PROFICIENT, AND ADVANCED LEVELS UNDER NCLB LAW
WHAT: The Center on Education Policy will release the first in a series of reports describing results from year three of its comprehensive study of the results of state tests administered since 2002 when the No Child Left Behind Act was signed into law.
The study is titled State Test Score Trends Through 2007-08: Part I. Is the Emphasis on “Proficiency” Shortchanging Higher- and Lower-Achieving Students? The report provides an update on student progress under the No Child Left Behind Act and for the first time includes data about students at the advanced and basic levels. The report profiles each state, showing trends in reading and math for basic, proficient, and advanced levels in elementary, middle, and high school. The study provides an in-depth look at the full range of students in order to better understand whether the law has caused teachers to shortchange students at either end of the academic spectrum.
The study addresses the following questions:
Are students at the advanced and basic levels being shortchanged in the classroom?
Has student achievement at all levels increased?
WHO: Jack Jennings, president and CEO, Center on Education Policy
WHEN: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 at 10 a.m. EDT
WHERE: JW Marriott Salon D and E
1331 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, DC 20004
Based in Washington, D.C., and founded in January 1995, by Jack Jennings, the Center on Education Policy is a national, independent advocate for public education and for more effective public schools. The Center works to help Americans better understand the role of public education in a democracy and the need to improve the academic quality of public schools. The Center does not represent any special interests. Instead the Center helps citizens make sense of the conflicting opinions and perceptions about public education and create conditions that will lead to better public schools.