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Document Number: 10575

High Standards Help Struggling Students - How will kids who are already struggling fare when the even more rigorous Common Core State Standards hit in 2014? Education Sector has an answer - they'll likely do better. Constance Clark and Peter Cookson Jr. looked carefully at what happened to students in states with high and low standards after No Child Left Behind kicked in. In three of four testing categories, high-standards states had a higher percentage of students moving out of the below basic level than low-standard states. (Education Sector, November 2012)...

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