The Hoover Institution hosted "Are State Proficiency Standards Falling?" on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 from 12:00pm - 1:30pm EST.

Since 2005, Education Next has evaluated the rigor of state proficiency standards, assigning grades to all the states on an A-to-F scale. Good grades suggest that states are setting a high proficiency bar—that students must perform at a high level to be deemed proficient in a given subject at their grade level. In the last analysis using 2015 data, Education Next found a dramatic rise in state standards. But what has happened since the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act in 2015? Have state standards begun to fall?

12:00 PM: Welcome and presentation of results

•  Paul E. Peterson, Henry Lee Shattuck Professor of Government, Harvard University; Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution

12:20 PM: Panel discussion

Moderator: Martin West, Associate Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education; Editor-in-Chief, Education Next
•  Catherine Brown, Vice President, Education Policy, Center for American Progress
•  Candice McQueen, Commissioner of Education, Tennessee
•  Paul E. Peterson, Henry Lee Shattuck Professor of Government, Harvard University; Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
•  Robert Pondiscio, Senior Fellow and Vice President for External Affairs, Thomas B. Fordham Institute


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