It’s estimated that only about 10 percent of K-12 schools teach computer science. Some companies are trying to fill a void in American public education by teaching kids computer programming basics. The push comes amid projections that there will be far more tech sector jobs than computer science graduates to fill them.
By Lillian Mongeau To get a better understanding of how well students can solve complex problems and apply science to real-life scenarios, the National Assessment for Education Progress recently used hands-on experiments as a way to test 4th, 8th, and 12th grade students, and found that this kind of assessment gives a much more accurate […]
The latest news from the National Assessment of Educational Program (NAEP) scores released yesterday: Major achievement gaps between racial and ethnic groups, dismal science aptitude, and failure to “reach a basic level of achievement” among the fourth- and eighth-graders tested, according to the Washington Post. From the Post article by Nick Anderson: About two-thirds of […]
Parents can now compare schools’ performance records at a local, district, state, and national level with the newly launched Education Scorecard. One of the noteworthy features of the site, created by GreatSchools and NBC, is its comparison of school performance to federal test scores, which at times highlights the disparities between state standards and […]