They're never the whole story, but test scores do offer important information about a school. If you know how to dig deeper.
Have you seen our lists of most improved elementary, middle, and high schools for 2012? How about the top scoring, bottom scoring, most improved, and fastest falling school districts? Here's how we calculated these lists.
Learn more about single-sex schools, and what advocates and detractors say. Then decide for yourself.
Is IB right for your child? Learn how International Baccalaureate schools, programs, and classes work for elementary, middle, and high schoolers.
Many schools claim to do project-based learning, but do they really? And what are the advantages of this kind of academic focus?
Thanks to online education, homeschooling is growing in popularity and becoming an attractive alternative for many families. But is it right for you?
Many schools claim to be college preparatory, but do they do anything outside the ordinary to set kids on the road to college?
Find out how the new academic guidelines will change what your child is learning.
The benefits of multi-aged classroom.
What is grade retention - and should you consider it for your child?