Articles: Testing

Longer School Year Helps Turn the Tide

Balsz (Ariz.) Elementary School District, the first school district in Arizona to adopt a 200-day calendar, is reporting impressive academic improvements after only one year.

Two Consortia of States Win Race to the Top Funds

The U.S. Department of Education has earmarked $350 million in Race to the Top grants for states to develop new assessments for the Common Core Standards.

Reforms Aplenty

In just one year, there have been more education reforms proposed and enacted than in the preceding decade.

Trouble in Paradise

Hawaii’s district takes back restructuring effort from private ed firms.

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