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What to Do When Adolescent Literacy Rates Spell Trouble
Monday, October 30, 2017
What to Do When Adolescent Literacy Rates Spell Trouble

In February 2017, the Institute for Education Policy at Johns Hopkins University hosted a forum called "The Adolescent Literacy Crisis in America," led by institute director Dr. David Steiner. In framing the problem, Steiner cited data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a federally sponsored test given to...

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More Than a Number: What’s a Lexile?
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
More Than a Number: What’s a Lexile?

Many state assessments, mid-year tests, and reading programs report students' progress using a Lexile score. But the number is not just a measurement of student growth—it can be a tool for challenging students and promoting a love of reading. The Lexile® Framework for Reading was created by MetaMetrics® to measure...

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To Repeat or Not: States Wrestle with Holding Students Back
Monday, October 23, 2017
To Repeat or Not: States Wrestle with Holding Students Back

Holding students back in school has long been a controversial topic. Grade retention was common in the one-room schoolhouses of the 19th century because there were more formal agreed-upon ideas about the academic content students should be able to master at each grade level. Then, in the 1930s, holding students...

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