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Loveless, Tom 1954-

Overview
Works: 61 works in 144 publications in 1 language and 10,307 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Examinations  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Tom Loveless
Bridging the achievement gap( )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 2,474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The achievement gap between white students and African American and Hispanic students in the US has been debated by scholars and lamented by policymakers since it was first documented in 1966. The average black or Hispanic secondary school student currently achieves at about the same level as the average white student in the lowest quartile of white achievement. Black and Hispanic students are much less likely than white students to graduate from high school, acquire a college or advanced degree or earn a middle-class living. They are also much more likely than whites to suffer social problems that often accompany low income. The situation may finally be changing. This book provides evidence that the achievement gap can be bridged. A variety of schools and school reforms are boosting the achievement of black and Hispanic students to levels nearing those of whites
The great curriculum debate : how should we teach reading and math? by Tom Loveless( )

13 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 2,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the early twentieth century, American educators have been engaged in a heated debate over what schools shoudl teach and how they should teach it. The partisans--"education progressives" and "education traditionalists"--Have usually kept their disagreements within the walls of the nation's schools of education. Periodically, however, arguments have erupted that have generated headlines and attracted public attention, making clear the potential for bitterness and rancor in education politics. In the 1990s, progressives and traditionalists squared off in a dispute over reading and mathematics. Arguments over how best to teach these two subjects are detailed in this book. The book includes contributions from distinguished scholars from both sides of the debate, as well as influential nonpartisans
Getting choice right : ensuring equity and efficiency in education policy( )

10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Analyzes the potential costs and benefits of school choice and discusses policy mechanisms that would maximize its benefits while mitigating its social costs, specifically in terms of racial and religious issues and the promotion of civic values"--Provided by publisher
Lessons learned : what international assessments tell us about math achievement( )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Examines student performance in mathematics, using the Trends in Mathematics and Science Study database to address pressing questions about school policy and educational research, including major lessons learned from TIMSS testing, comparison of math curricula across nations, effect of technology in the classroom, and progress of popular math reforms abroad"--Provided by publisher
The tracking wars : state reform meets school policy by Tom Loveless( Book )

9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the 1980s a nationwide reform movement sprang up in opposition to "tracking," the controversial practice of schools grouping students by ability and organizing curriculum by level of difficulty. Officials in two states, Massachusetts and California, adopted policies urging middle schools to reduce or abandon tracking. In this book, Tom Loveless describes how schools reacted to these recommendations and discusses why some schools went along with detracking, while others bitterly resisted the reform."--Jacket
Conflicting missions? : teachers unions and educational reform( Book )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[The papers in this book] ask whether unions affect educational productivity, most notably in terms of an impact on student achievement. They analyze how teachers union function as professional organizations concerned with the occupation of teaching, as institutional actors defending interests within a bureaucratic system of education, and as political actors wielding influence on legislation and elections. Taken as a whole, these varying perspectives do not provide readers with a simple answer to the question of whether unions help or hurt educational reform. But the book does illustrate the many dimensions of the teachers unions' role in American education ..."--Page 2
The 2003 Brown Center report on American education : how well are American students learning? : with special sections on homework, charter schools, and rural school achievement by Tom Loveless( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 2002 Brown Center report on American education : how well are American students learning? : with sections on arithmetic, high school culture, and charter schools by Tom Loveless( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report examines trends in student learning. Using data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress, the first section reports on current trends in reading and mathematics test scores, highlighting arithmetic and noting that student's computation skills have stagnated or declined in recent years. The second section revisits the previous year's study of high school culture. It replicates the 2001 survey of foreign exchange students with American students who have studied in high schools abroad, asking them to compare U.S. high schools to high schools in thirty-five countries. The American students reaffirmed key impressions of students from abroad, especially on the question of academic rigor; more than half of American students said their regular classes were easier than the classes they attended in foreign countries. By compelling margins, U.S. and foreign students agree that success at sports means much more to U.S. teens than to teens in other countries. However, a study of high schools that are sports powerhouses finds that there is no evidence that schools suffer academically when they excel in athletics. The third section discusses charter schools, examining the test scores of charters from 1999 to 2001 in 10 states. Charter schools performed about one-quarter standard deviation below comparable regular public schools on these 3 years of state tests. The study did not indicate why they performed at this level. The report offers suggestions on how achievement in charters can be evaluated as fairly and accurately as possible. (Contains 37 endnotes.) (Sm)
The Brown Center report on American education [2000] : how well are American students learning? : focus on math achievement by Tom Loveless( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report discusses the direction of achievement in American schools and uncovers the policies and practices influencing the direction of student achievement to find out if the American public is getting the full story on student learning. The report consists of three parts, the first of which reports on the United States's educational achievement in general. The second section focuses on mathematics achievement while the third addresses policies and practices affecting achievement, particularly calculator use. (Mm)
The 2001 Brown Center report on American education : how well are American students learning? : with special sections on high school culture and urban school achievement by Brookings Institution( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although varying in content from year to year, the Brown Center Report is organized by three consistent sections. The first section uses evidence released in the previous twelve months to evaluate student achievement in America's schools. This year, we investigate the enormous gap between the U.S. and other nations in mathematics achievement and analyze, in reading achievement, the gap between the nations best and worst readers in the fourth grade."
How well are American students learning with special sections on the nation's achievement, the happinness factor in learning, and honesty in state test scores by Tom Loveless( )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brookings papers on education policy, 2006/2007( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brookings Papers on Education Policy provides the latest thinking from nationally recognized experts on policy issues affecting grades K-12
The tracking and ability grouping debate by Tom Loveless( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How well are American students learning with special sections on homework, charter schools, and rural school achievement( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How well are American students learning with sections on arithmetic, high school culture, and charter schools( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How well are American students learning focus on math achievement( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Bridging the achievement gap
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The great curriculum debate : how should we teach reading and math?Getting choice right : ensuring equity and efficiency in education policyLessons learned : what international assessments tell us about math achievementThe tracking wars : state reform meets school policyConflicting missions? : teachers unions and educational reformThe 2007 Brown Center report on American education : how well are American students learning? : with special sections on the nation's achievement, the mysteries of private school enrollment, and the impact of time on learningThe 2008 Brown Center report on American education : how well are American students learning? : with sections on international assessments, the misplaced math student, and urban schoolsHow well are American students learning with special sections on the nation's achievement, the happinness factor in learning, and honesty in state test scoresBrookings papers on education policy, 2006/2007
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