America’s schools: Have 20 years of reform worked? | IN 60 SECONDS

POLL — Have America’s schools gotten better since the year 2000?

The last two decades have marked an era of ambitious school reform. So, after a series of efforts to boost results, are America’s schools better? AEI’s Frederick M. Hess points to some studies showing that while graduation rates seem to have improved, the same cannot be said for test scores.

FULL ARTICLE — After 20 years of reform, are America’s schools better off?

RESOURCE — NCES — Public high school averaged freshman graduation rate (AFGR), by state or jurisdiction: Selected years, 1990-91 through 2012-13

SOURCE — NCES — Adjusted cohort graduation rate (ACGR) for public high school students, by state: 2016-17

SOURCE — CEP — State Test Score Trends Through 2008-09, Part 1: Rising Scores on State Tests and NAEP

SOURCE — Brookings Institution — What international test scores reveal about American education

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