Exam Schools from the Inside

October 2012
Education Next;Fall2012, Vol. 12 Issue 4, p8
Academic Journal
The article explores whether exam schools could assume a larger role in educating high-achieving students in the U.S. Exam schools are the high-achieving public high schools in the U.S. that only admit high-performing and high-potential youth. It discusses the admission criteria and procedures of exam schools. It relates some of the specialized and advanced courses being offered at exam schools. Information is presented on the quality of teachers in exam schools.


Related Articles

  • Grade Transitions from Elementary to Secondary School: What is the Impact on Students? Cullen, Maureen; Robles-Pina, Rebecca // Southeastern Teacher Education Journal;Winter2009, Vol. 2 Issue 1, p31 

    In the United States, public schools are divided into a variety of grade span configurations. As students progress from grade to grade, they may attend several different schools in a school district. This paper explores what effect these transitions to different schools may have on the academic...

  • Pedagogical Considerations in a World of Best Practice. Spies, Tracy Griffin // Journal of Curriculum & Pedagogy;Dec2011, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p120 

    The author offers a criticism of the literal interpretation and implementation of best practice and the failure of public schools to modify the strategy to improve achievement among African American students in the U.S. The author emphasizes the failure of educators to critique best practice...

  • 50 directors Who Make a Difference.  // School Band & Orchestra;Dec2013, Vol. 16 Issue 12, p30 

    The article profiles several music educators at the public high schools in the U.S. These includes Connie Hammond, music teacher at Thompson Middle School in Alabama. It notes Duane Chun, music teacher at Buena High School in Arizona. It mentions Michael Allard, music teacher at Harmony Magnet...

  • Struggling students get a much-needed LIFT. White, Herbert L. // Charlotte Post;8/15/2013, Vol. 38 Issue 49, p1A 

    The article offers information on the Project Leadership and Investment For Transformation (LIFT), an experimental program that aims to provide academic achievement in Northwest Corridor public schools, which has helped to increase graduation rate to 71 percent at the West Charlotte High School.

  • The Top 10 Public High Schools.  // U.S. News Digital Weekly;5/2/2014, Vol. 6 Issue 18, p12 

    A list of the top 10 public high schools in the U.S. for 2014 is presented which includes the School for the Talented and Gifted, Pine View School, and Oxford Academy.

  • Targeting Male Student Success at Eastern Connecticut State and NVCC. Wormack, Antony; L√≥pez, Estela // Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education;3/4/2013, Vol. 23 Issue 11, p20 

    The article focuses on the discrepancy between male and female Latinos in terms of enrollment in higher education. It says that male Latinos are lagging behind their female counterparts as many male Latinos do not even complete high school. It describes the strategies of the Naugatuck Valley...

  • The Effects of Vouchers and Private Schools in Improving Academic Achievement: A Critique of Advocacy Research. Lubienski, Christopher; Weitzel, Peter // Brigham Young University Law Review;2008, Vol. 2008 Issue 2, p447 

    The article focuses on the use of achievement data in the assessment of vouchers for private schools in the U.S. It offers a brief review of the history of voucher programs and the role of achievement outcomes in voucher advocacy. It examines the initial, influential research on student...

  • Is the U.S. Catching Up? HANUSHEK, ERIC A.; PETERSON, PAUL E.; WOESSMANN, LUDGER // Education Next;Fall2012, Vol. 12 Issue 4, p24 

    The article offers estimates of learning gains over the period between 1995 and 2009 for 49 countries from most of the developed and some of the newly developing countries to determine whether the U.S. is reducing the international education gap. It highlights the gap between public school...

  • Girls vs. Boys. Coyle, Meghan; Razavian, Noosha // Current Events;2/1/2010, Vol. 109 Issue 15, p7 

    The article discusses the issue of whether girls and boys should attend separate public schools in the U.S. The article focuses on the debate regarding the separate boys and girls public school. It claims that single-sex public schools are not advocating gender stereotypes but they actually...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics