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

POLL — Have America’s schools gotten better since the year 2000? https://bit.ly/2wcbNSm

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? https://bit.ly/2VKDgou

RESOURCE — NCES — Public high school averaged freshman graduation rate (AFGR), by state or jurisdiction: Selected years, 1990-91 through 2012-13 https://bit.ly/2uCEQNS

SOURCE — NCES — Adjusted cohort graduation rate (ACGR) for public high school students, by state: 2016-17 https://bit.ly/2CItBqZ

SOURCE — CEP — State Test Score Trends Through 2008-09, Part 1: Rising Scores on State Tests and NAEP https://bit.ly/2X38itd

SOURCE — Brookings Institution — What international test scores reveal about American education https://brook.gs/2Kdq0E2

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