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Global Report Card
Compare any U.S. school district’s performance at the district, state, national and global level.

The Field Guide to Education Reform: How to Spot a Real Education Reformer
Don’t be fooled by false education reformers — this useful guide from CER helps the media and voters spot real reformers.

Encouraging Your Child to READ
A down-to-earth “pocket guide” to literacy, courtesy of the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Achieve, Inc.
Achieve, Inc. helps states raise academic standards and graduation requirements, improve assessments and strengthen accountability.

Common Core
Promotes programs, policies, and initiatives at the local, state, and federal levels that provide students with challenging, rigorous instruction in the full range of liberal arts and sciences. Not to be confused with the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
Also known as the Nation’s Report Card, this is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America’s students know and can do in various subject areas.
2011 State-By-State NAEP Math Results
2011 State-By-State NAEP Reading Results
Highlights from 2009 NAEP Math Results

SAT
The SAT and SAT Subject Tests are a suite of tools designed to assess academic readiness for college.
U.S. Students Continue to Stall on SATs
SAT Breakdown 2011

ACT
A national college admissions examination that consists of subject area tests.

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