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These districts score better than the rest

By Meris Stansbury, Associate Editor, @eSN_Meris
December 18th, 2013

New achievement results highlight top-performing urban districts

districts-school-urban According to new results from a report measuring student achievement progress in math and reading in U.S. urban school districts, two districts are at the top of their game; however, much progress needs to be made for urban districts across the country.

The results are part of The Nation’s Report Card, which began measuring progress in urban schools districts 10 years ago. The 2013 Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) in math and reading reports the achievement of public schools students in 21 urban districts on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).

District participation is voluntary, and every district invited agreed to participate. The report shows achievement results in both fourth and eighth grades.

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2 Responses to “These districts score better than the rest”

zepstillroc
December 19, 2013

Its simply scary that there are those who still think we can measure intelligence, or is it the ability for urban students of color to think like the white suburbanites who wrote the tests?


    zepstillroc, stop being a knee jerk, please. Let’s remove our random complaints or excuses and start moving urban education forward with great teaching everyday. It’s hard, but doable. If it doesn’t work for you, step aside and let someone else do the work. It’s way too important of a job to fall back on old habits.