1. New York NAEP scores confirm the need for more rigorous Common Core standards and attached stakes

    StudentsFirstNY // November 7, 2013

    The lesson from Tennessee and DC is that implementing the rigorous Common Core standards and aligned tests, along with strong teacher evaluations is the most effective way to make sure students have a shot at the American dream.

    Today, the National Assessment of Educational Progress statistics were released, showing a relatively flat results for New York state students. However, states that pursued higher standards and teacher evaluations saw large education gains.

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