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November 12, 2019

Urgent Call for Improved Reading and Literacy Instruction for America’s Students Issued by National Organizations

Faltering Reading Results from Latest NAEP Release Spur Action WASHINGTON (November 12, 2019) – Today, the Collaborative for Student Success…

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October 30, 2019

NAEP Scores Deserve Our Attention

A Statement from the Collaborative for Student Success Today (October 30, 2019), the independent benchmark test called the National Assessment…

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August 23, 2019

The NAEP Mapping Study Shows that the Honesty Gap is Closing

On Friday, August 23, 2019 Jim Cowen, Executive Director of the Collaborative for Student Success, published the following memo on…

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August 14, 2019

Assessment HQ- Providing Greater Transparency to Facilitate Student Growth

Message from Jim Cowen, Executive Director of the Collaborative for Student Success Today, the Collaborative for Student Success launched Assessment…

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November 15, 2018

Promise to Practice – A Thorough Review of School Improvement in 17 States

A year ago, the Collaborative for Student Success released a comprehensive expert evaluation of the fifty accountability plans states created…

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September 06, 2018

Announcing “Check State Plans: Promise to Practice”

A message from Jim Cowen, Executive Director of the Collaborative for Student Success, to our partners and friends: Why Do…

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August 28, 2018

Polls Show Public Has Moved On From Standards and Assessments Debates

America has spoken: high standards are here to stay. This year’s Education Next and Phi Delta Kappa International (PDK) polls…

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April 10, 2018

2017 NAEP Scores Are a Call for Action

On April 10, 2018 Jim Cowen, executive director of the Collaborative for Student Success, published the following memo on the recently released…

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November 06, 2017

Fix Public Schools, Don’t Undermine Federal Aid

On November 6, 2017 Jim Cowen, Executive Director of the Collaborative for Student Success, published the following memo on a recent survey…

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