Special Education in Public Schools
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This paper examines the pros and cons of assessment in special education and public schools. Included are the guidelines for reading and writing assessments, NAEP and why education is the nation's number one concern. The paper concludes by stressing the importance of new technology in transforming and improving teaching and learning.
From the Paper:"The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), which measures academic achievement, shows that today just a third of U.S. high school seniors read proficiently--a quarter can barely read at all! --while only 16 percent are proficient in mathematics. Overall, most NAEP trend data from 1970 to 1994 (depending on the subject area) show that either achievement is flat or gains are canceled by losses. Tragically, the achievement gap that had been closing between minority and white students in various subjects has either stopped closing or begun again to widen.
"A rising proportion of what universities teach is "remedial"--that is, they teach what students should have learned in high school. Today, 78 percent of higher education institutions offer remedial instruction. Twenty-nine percent of first-time freshmen enroll in at least one remedial course. What can we do to transform America's schools from the doldrums in which many of them languish into a revitalized system of public education? How can we create new, world-class public schools that are uniquely American and that meet the needs of today's families and students and prepare them for the twenty-first century?"
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Special Education in Public Schools (2003, October 15) Retrieved June 18, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/persuasive-essay/special-education-in-public-schools-36676/
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