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Nation’s Report Card: Kansas Students Do Better on Vocabulary Test Than Students In Missouri

Do fourth-grade students’ vocabularies include the words “created” and “puzzled”? How about your eighth-grade students? Do they use words such as “permeated” and “replicate” correctly? According to a new report from the National Center for Education Statistics, Kansas students performed above the national average on the vocabulary section of the National Assessment of Educational Progress … Continue reading

UPDATED 9/25/2012: Worst SAT Scores Ever May Be A Good Thing

WARNING: Because different percentages and types of students take the SAT in each state, it is not possible to reliably compare scores. And policy makers should not base high-stakes decisions on such a comparison. With that warning out of the way, here’s the scoop: SAT scores for last spring’s graduating class are out, and they … Continue reading

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