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From the ECS State Policy Database: Assessment - This policy database—updated weekly—is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States....

From the ECS State Policy Database: Assessment--End-of-Course - This policy database—updated weekly—is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States....

From the ECS State Policy Database: Cheating - This policy database—updated weekly—is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States....

End-of-Course Exams PDF - This report identifies the states with current or pending state-level end-of-course assessment (EOC) programs, the subjects in which EOCs are administered in the states, and the EOCs (if any) students must pass to graduate from high school. (Jennifer Dounay Zinth, Education Commission of the States, March 2012)...

From the ECS State Policy Database: Assessment--Formative/Interim - This policy database—updated weekly—is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States....

From the ECS State Policy Database: Assessment--Value Added - This policy database—updated weekly—is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States....

What Governors Need to Know: Highlights of State Education Systems PDF - This multistate compilation includes states' number of operating districts, average students per district, per-student spending, free or reduced-price lunch eligible students, percent of K-12 revenue from state sources, state and local school revenue, full-day kindergarten requirements, compulsory school ages and more. (Kyle Zinth and Melodye Bush, Education Commission of the States, updated December 2010)...

The Progress of Education Reform: End-of-Course Exams PDF - In recent years, criticism of high school graduates’ lack of readiness for college and work has led a number of states to raise high school graduation requirements — particularly in terms of the number and rigor of courses students must pass. This issue of The Progress of Education Reform addresses end-of-course assessments at the high school level. (Jennifer Dounay Zinth, Education Commission of the States, April 2010)...

State Approaches to Improving High School Outcomes: A National Perspective - On October 6, ECS Senior Policy Analyst Jennifer Dounay Zinth presented to Oklahoma's Legislative Task Force on Achieving Classroom Excellence, created by 2009 S.B. 1168. Dounay Zinth's presentation raises the need for states to focus greater policy attention on the middle grades, and provides information about national trends in high school assessments, including: end-of-course and exit exams, substitute assessments for students who do not pass exit exams and administration of the ACT to all 11th graders.(Jennifer Dounay Zinth, Education Commission of the States, October 2009)...

From the ECS State Policy Database: Assessment--Performance Based/Portfolio - This policy database—updated weekly—is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States....

Strength in Numbers: State Spending on K-12 Assessment Systems - This report provides the most current, comprehensive evidence on state-level costs of assessment systems, based on new data gathered from state contracts with testing vendors. The author estimates that states nationwide spend upwards of roughly $1.7 billion, which is only one-quarter of one percent of annual K-12 education spending.(Brookings Institution, November 2012)...

State Pre-K Assessment Policies: Issues and Status - This report was created to serve as a resource for educators who wish to incorporate assessments into their programs for young children. It summarizes the challenges and current state approaches to assessing the learning outcomes of children enrolled in Pre-K. (Educational Testing Service, 2012)...


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