International Benchmarking: State Education Performance Standards provides policymakers international benchmarks against which they can compare and monitor the educational performance of students.
This report provides the technical details of an alternate assessment design that has resulted from a long-term research and development effort at AIR.
A new international grading index that provides states, school districts and policymakers with a way to determine where their students rank in comparison with their peers around the world.
In a highly interconnected world, the students served by urban school systems—the subject of this report—will require strong mathematic skills to compete against their peers around the globe. Reports such as Counting on the Future help policymakers and educators to know how well they are doing in meeting this challenge and to track progress over time.
The paper argues that the United States needs to substantially increase the scientific and mathematical competency of the general adult population so that the voting citizenry can better understand and reach a consensus on policies that address many of the world’s most pressing problems.
This paper links the scale of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) to the scale of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). The purpose of this linking is to project the NAEP achievement levels onto the TIMSS scale.