State tests hold schools accountable for results, but they don't tell the whole story about a school.
Standards are guideposts for schools. Teachers, parents and students use them as a tool to focus on what students are expected to learn.
If teaching content standards is considered teaching to the test, it may not be such a bad thing.
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is the only nationally representative and continuing assessment of students' knowledge and performance in certain subject areas. Results include achievement data for populations of students (e.g., 4th graders) and groups within those populations (including students with disabilities).
GreatSchools Ratings provide a quick snapshot of how students at a school performed on state tests.
The No Child Left Behind law has brought sweeping changes to education across the nation. Here's what it means to your child.
More, more, more. Should we apply the principles of supersizing to education reform?