Excellence for All Expands to More Schools in Mississippi. Starting in the 2013-2014 school year, Oak Grove High School, Sumrall High School, Purvis High School and Columbia High School will join Corinth High School and Clarksdale High School in implementing the model. Earlier this year, the Mississippi Department of Education awarded participating school districts planning grants of at least $50,000 each. Click here to read the full release.
Estill County High School and Logan County High School Graduate their First Students from the Excellence for All Initiative. Four sophomores have met college and career requirements and will be pursuing technical education and college pathways this fall. Click here to read the full release.
Nellie Mae releases a new report on successful models of competency-based education. This publication was developed in partnership with CREC in Connecticut and NCEE. Click here to download the report (PDF).
30 Arizona High Schools Implementing Move On When Ready Initiative: Thirty Arizona high schools are implementing Move On When Ready, a performance-based education initiative to prepare students for college and career readiness, during the 2012-2013 school year. The number of participating schools has more than doubled since the initiative was launched in fall 2011. Click here to read the full release.
High Schools in Four States Piloting Program Designed to Bring American High Schools Up To Global Standards: High schools in Arizona, Connecticut, Kentucky and Mississippi are participating in a national pilot program that could result in basic changes in high school structure, curriculum, and testing throughout the country. The new program, Excellence for All (formerly the Board Examination Systems Program), is based on more than 20 years of research by the National Center on Education and the Economy (NCEE) on those countries that routinely outperform the United States on international assessments of student performance. Click here to read the full release.
Four Board Examination Systems Certified for Use in Pilot Study: Proposals were evaluated by a State Review Panel, composed of representatives of the member states, by NCEE’s Technical Advisory Committee and by the National Center for the improvement of Educational Assessment. As a result of this process, four organizations were certified to offer their systems to pilot schools. Click here for an overview of the four certified organizations.