The 2006 Brown Center Report on American Education evaluates the role that student happiness and confidence play in achievement, and examines whether states are artificially inflating the number of students meeting proficiency standards mandated by the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001.
On October 18, Tom Loveless, director of the Brown Center on Education Policy and author of the report, discussed the results of his research. The report, based on national and international testing data, also questions recent gains in the National Assessment of Educational Progress, a national assessment of U.S. students that is often referred to as the nation’s report card.
Since 2000, the Brown Center has explored the state of education and specific policies and practices that influence the academic success of K-12 students.
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