Most states outpace average scores on international math and science exams

In 2011, the National Center for Education Statistics conducted the NAEP-TIMMS linking study, which gave states an opportunity to compare their math and science achievement levels to other countries across the world. They accomplished this task by linking 8th grade math and science scores from a prominent domestic exam, the National Assessment of Educational Progress

Benefits of state-designed curricular resources

In late August, Texas State Senator Dan Patrick stood before the Texas Board of Education and argued against state-designed lesson plans. One of the central concerns of Senator Patrick and his growing mass of supporters was that state-aligned lesson plans, assessments and curricular tools from the TEKs Resource System (TEKs), Texas’ curriculum-management network, contained anti-American