Interesting Education-Related Blog I Happened Across. While doing some research on-line the other day, I came across this blog--School Finance 101--authored by Dr. Bruce Baker, a professor in the graduate school of Education at Rutgers University. Looking through the blog, there are some really interesting takes on a number of education funding and policy issues, including his latest post on de-ciphering the meaning of the recent National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) and Programme for International Student Achievement (PISA) test results. The results of these tests have caused a lot of discussion and Dr. Baker puts forward a pretty thorough statistical analysis that provides a different perspective on the results than what has generally been reported.
Here is a link to Dr. Baker's blog: http://schoolfinance101.wordpress.com/
Here are the links to the NAEP results discussed in Dr. Baker's blog: http://nationsreportcard.gov/reading_math_tuda_2013/#/
PISA test results discussed in Dr. Baker's blog: http://www.oecd.org/pisa/keyfindings/pisa-2012-results-overview.pdf
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