Month: August 2013

What is Title I Funding?

Title I funds are federal dollars that aim to bridge the gap between low-income students and their more affluent peers. Research has shown conclusively that poverty is the leading indicator of low student achievement, and Title I funds are intended to provide the additional resources required to bring low-income students to a higher level of …

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Accountability Results Headings

The following are the acronyms used on the accountability results spreadsheet and the full titles for which they stand. QDI: Quality of Distribution Index AYP RLA: Adequate Yearly Progress Reading Language Arts AYP MTH: Adequate Yearly Progress Math AYP OAI: Adequate Yearly Progress Other Academic Indicators HSCI: High School Completion Index AYP RLA: Adequate Yearly …

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Experts Note Common Core’s Similarity to Standards of Top-performing Countries

There is overwhelming consensus from national and international experts that the Common Core State Standards are higher, in most cases much higher, than existing state standards. From a formal statement in support of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, issued by the Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences: • “Building on long years of work, …

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Myth vs. Reality: Common Core State Standards

Misleading information about the Common Core State Standards has been circulated in Mississippi over the last year. Some of it is based on talking points from groups that have carried out an anti-public schools, privatization agenda in other states. The stated goal of opponents in Mississippi is to pause or halt implementation of Common Core State …

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