The Answer Sheet: Analysis

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 07/25/2013

How much time do school districts spend on standardized testing? This much.

The amount of lost instructional time is somewhat staggering.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:33 AM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A New Analysis, Standardized Testing

Posted at 08:52 AM ET, 06/07/2013

Superintendent: Virginia's new A-F school grading system will hurt high-poverty districts

The A-F grading scale for schools creates a nearly insurmountable obstacle for districts that serve high percentages of economically disadvantaged students, the authors say.

By Valerie Strauss  |  08:52 AM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Analysis, Grading Schools, Poverty

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 07/26/2010

Willingham: What’s missing from national standards plan (Part 1)

Cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham analyzes whether the Common Core standards for math and English language arts are likely to improve schooling over the next decade.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:30 AM ET, 07/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Daniel Willingham, Daniel Willingham, Daniel Willingham | Tags:  analysis and common core standareds, common core standards, criticism and common core standards, daniel willingham, national standards, no child left behind and legacy, what's missing from common core standards

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 06/01/2010

Chicago's teacher performance-based pay didn't work -- new analysis

A study released today shows no evidence that performance-based compensation for teachers in Chicago improved student math and reading tests when compared with a group of similar schools that did not use the system. Meanwhile, states are rushing to implement this kind of payment system without real evidence that it works.

By Valerie Strauss  |  01:38 PM ET, 06/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Research, Research, Research | Tags:  analysis on performance-based pay, chicago tap, chicago tap and report, chicago tap program, duncan and chicago, education secretary arne duncan, performance-based pay, race to the top, report on performanced-based pay, tap

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 05/28/2010

1 in 6 U.S. students in high-poverty schools

A government analysis of U.S. schools shows that one in six public school students attend high poverty schools and that the percentage of high-poverty schools has significantly increased over the past decade. There's a lot more data too.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:07 PM ET, 05/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Equity, Equity | Tags:  2010 condition of education, analysis on high-poverty schools, condition of education, data on schools, equity, high-poverty schools, percentage of high-poverty schools, school

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 05/28/2010

Today's college students less empathetic -- study

Are college students as nice as they used to be? Apparently, no, and modern technology may be partly to blame. A new University of Michigan study shows that today’s college students are not as empathetic as they used to be.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:30 AM ET, 05/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Life, College Life | Tags:  analysis on empathy, are college students empathetic?, college students, college students and empathy, college students and university of michigan, study on empathy, u michigan study on college students