The Intersection

Impact of Higher Standards Show Improved Outcomes

November 3, 2016

The Collaborative for Student Success reports in a new study that proficiency among students is improving steadily in the majority of the states that have adopted higher K-12 academic standards. State assessment data from 34 states were analyzed and findings indicate that higher standards are leading to better outcomes — third-grade student math scores increased more than three percentage points. 


“It’s been six years since states moved en masse to adopt higher K-12 academic standards, an it’s now clear that the standards have made an impact,” said Jim Cowen, executive director of the Collaborative for Student Success.” More than 40 states have maintained high standards, and now that we have multiple years of results with high-quality assessments, we can see the higher standards are leading to improved outcomes.”

To learn more about the study, visit the Collaborative’s website to review the Impact State Comparison Analysis and check out their video about The Impact of Higher Standards on student achievement.



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