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International Test Scores Often Misinterpreted To Detriment of US Students

International Test Scores Often Misinterpreted To Detriment of US Students | The Global Achievement Gap: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

by Joy Resmovits, Huff Post

 

NEW YORK -- Lawmakers should be more careful when using international test scores to drive education policy, argues a pair of researchers in a new paper for the left-leaning think tank Economic Policy Institute -- because the results aren't always...

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What is the Global Achievement Gap and What Do Parents Need to Know About It?

What is the Global Achievement Gap and What Do Parents Need to Know About It? | The Global Achievement Gap: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

by Ava Arsaga, Parent Cortical Mass

 

America’s public school system enjoyed the limelight for nearly a century. But in the last few decades our performance has been overshadowed by many industrialized nations.

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Common Core, don't copy China's test-prep culture

Common Core, don't copy China's test-prep culture | The Global Achievement Gap: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
Yong Zhao says Common Core proponents should see that in China, a test-oriented education can be damaging.
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Not The Top Of The Class: Why American Schools Are Mediocre

Not The Top Of The Class: Why American Schools Are Mediocre | The Global Achievement Gap: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
“Without a high school diploma, you couldn’t work as a garbage collector in New York City; you couldn’t join the Air Force.
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The American Dream Is Leaving America

The American Dream Is Leaving America | The Global Achievement Gap: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
Fixing the education system is the civil rights challenge of our era, especially as the United States is being eclipsed in economic and educational mobility.
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Indians in the US make the most because they studied the most

Indians in the US make the most because they studied the most | The Global Achievement Gap: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
But why do Indians have such high rates of education?
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Inside Steve Jobs schools: swapping books for iPads

Inside Steve Jobs schools: swapping books for iPads | The Global Achievement Gap: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

by Sarah Marsh, Guardian

 

Schools in the Netherlands have shunned textbooks and only use Apple tablets for teaching and learning. A year in, journalist Sarah Marsh investigates how pupils and teachers are faring

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If Massachusetts Were A Country, Its Students Would Rank 9th In The World - Forbes

If Massachusetts Were A Country, Its Students Would Rank 9th In The World - Forbes | The Global Achievement Gap: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

by James Crotty, Forbes


The U.S. continues to trail its peers in global measures of academic excellence.

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American Kids Will Spend An Average Of 943 Hours In Elementary School This Year

American Kids Will Spend An Average Of 943 Hours In Elementary School This Year | The Global Achievement Gap: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
Growing up in England, I attended a school where administrators thought it was a good idea to teach two dozen rowdy 14-year-old girls "food technology." This turned out to be a euphemistic mantle g...
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Fatal Attraction: America’s Suicidal Quest for Educational Excellence

Fatal Attraction: America’s Suicidal Quest for Educational Excellence | The Global Achievement Gap: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

by Yong Zhao

 

In 2009 Dr. Beverly Hall, former superintendent of the Atlanta Public Schools, was named America’s National Superintendent of the Year for “representing the ‘best of the best’ in public school leadership.”[1]Hall was hosted in the White House by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. In 2010, the American Educational Research Association honored her with its Distinguished Community Service Award, which “recognizes exceptional contributions to advancing the use of education research and statistics.”[2] Also in 2010, President Obama appointed Hall to the elite National Board for Education Sciences.

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The Global Search for Education: How to Lead Well

The Global Search for Education: How to Lead Well | The Global Achievement Gap: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

by CAthy Rubin, Huffington Post

 

How do you they lead their people well and subsequently bring about change on a global scale? Andy Hargreaves, Alan Boyle and Alma Harris conducted an extensive seven-year global research study that focused on fifteen high-performing organizations i...

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6 Myths in the New York Times Math Article by Elizabeth Green

6 Myths in the New York Times Math Article by Elizabeth Green | The Global Achievement Gap: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

by Tom Loveless, Brookings

 

Critiques Elizabeth Green’s recent New York Times article about math instruction, and identifies six myths that the author relied on to tell her story.

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Myth #1: Japan Scores Higher Than the U.S. on Math Tests Because Japanese Teachers Teach Differently
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Why We Should Not Copy South Korea

Why We Should Not Copy South Korea | The Global Achievement Gap: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

by Diane Ravtich, Huffington Post

 

We have heard again and again that we are losing "the global competition" to nations like South Korea where students and parents take tests very seriously. But are test scores worth it?...

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Five U.S. innovations that helped Finland’s schools improve but that American reformers now ignore

Five U.S. innovations that helped Finland’s schools improve but that American reformers now ignore | The Global Achievement Gap: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

by Pasi Sahlberg, Washington Post

 

Finnish educator and scholar Pasi Sahlberg explains in an important post.

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Why Kids in London do Better in School

Why Kids in London do Better in School | The Global Achievement Gap: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
The secret may lie in the city's inherent diversity.
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Finnish Lessons for American School Boards: Are We More Alike than We Think? - Huffington Post

Finnish Lessons for American School Boards: Are We More Alike than We Think? - Huffington Post | The Global Achievement Gap: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
As the mid-term elections approach, its important to highlight that the inaction of Congress to address public education has put renewed pressures on state and local governments to act....
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Pisa tests for individual schools to launch next year - TES News

Pisa tests for individual schools to launch next year - TES News | The Global Achievement Gap: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
Breaking education news about schools and further education. Find leading opinion, podcasts, comment and analysis on education from TES News
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The International Statistics That Matter Most

The International Statistics That Matter Most | The Global Achievement Gap: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
As a nation, we worry far too much about PISA scores, which rank and rate students according to standardized tests. Many nations have higher average scores than we do, yet we are the most powerful ...
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Why Finland's Schools Are Top-Notch

Why Finland's Schools Are Top-Notch | The Global Achievement Gap: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
On CNN.com, Visiting Professor Pasi Sahlberg writes about the main factors that prevent American students from achieving the kind of success that Finnish students attain.
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Why Finland's schools are top-notch

Why Finland's schools are top-notch | The Global Achievement Gap: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
Pasi Sahlberg says America can learn from Finland, which has one of the leading education systems in the world.
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The Global Search for Education: China -- To Follow or Not to Follow?

The Global Search for Education: China -- To Follow or Not to Follow? | The Global Achievement Gap: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

by Cathy Rubin, Huffington Post

 

The Western legacy of educational virtue has been called into question by the better PISA test score results coming out of other countries, especially China. Should we in the US be following Shanghai's lead and focusing on improving our students' tes...

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Why admiring Chinese test scores might hurt U.S. schools

Why admiring Chinese test scores might hurt U.S. schools | The Global Achievement Gap: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

by Jay Mathews, Washington Post

 

While respect for teachers’ authority is often lauded, author argues that authoritarian culture stifles creativity.

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Graduates in Italy and Spain have low basic skills, says OECD report

Graduates in Italy and Spain have low basic skills, says OECD report | The Global Achievement Gap: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

by Lizzy Davies, The Guardian

 

Report says university graduates in the southern Europea are less skilled than high school leavers in Japan and Holland

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South Korea’s $18 Billion Education Problem

South Korea’s $18 Billion Education Problem | The Global Achievement Gap: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

by Jeyup Kwaak, Wall Street Journal

 

In South Korea, the yearly college entrance exam is a make-or-break moment for young people’s lives. So when the new education minister hinted at a significant reform, local news outlets and social media jumped.

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South Korea’s Education System Hurts Students

South Korea’s Education System Hurts Students | The Global Achievement Gap: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

by Se Woong Koo, New York Times

 

South Korean education produces ranks of overachieving students who pay a stiff price in health and happiness.

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US educators lead the world in overestimating student poverty, which may affect educational mobility

US educators lead the world in overestimating student poverty, which may affect educational mobility | The Global Achievement Gap: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
Do educators’ perceptions of how disadvantaged their students are matter? Put another way, when teachers think their students are underprivileged, do they have lower expectations for them, and do their students achieve less at school? In a July 22, 2014, article “Poverty and the perception of poverty – how both matter for schooling outcomes,” Andreas …
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U.S. Gets Low Scores for Innovation in Education

U.S. Gets Low Scores for Innovation in Education | The Global Achievement Gap: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
The U.S. ranked near the bottom in an exhaustive international comparison of educational innovation, but received high grades for use of assessments and parent engagement.
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