Assessment

9/20/2012

9/20/2012

In 2009, Strawberry Mansion High School appeared to be something of a miracle.

9/20/2012

The state this morning announced MCAS scores of individual schools and school districts under a new Massachusetts accountability system that replaces the federal No Child Left Behind law.

9/17/2012

9/17/2012

As states across the country move toward a systemic revamping of their educational assessment programs, while embracing significantly higher standards through Common Core State Standards (CCSS), it is a good time to evaluate how states use learning assessments and whether they can be better transformed as teaching and learning tools.

9/17/2012

Two more local schools are giving their students the option of attending other schools this fall.

9/14/2012

9/14/2012

Test scores released by the Oregon Department of Education on Wednesday revealed mixed results in math, reading, science and writing.

9/14/2012

Wisconsin would pay for all public high school juniors to take the ACT college admissions test starting in two years as part of a $7 million budget initiative State Superintendent Tony Evers announced Wednesday.

9/12/2012

9/12/2012

A new report shows that Americans are lagging behind their peers in education, but are still reaping big benefits from their diplomas.

9/12/2012

Gov. Rick Scott met with elementary school teachers and parents as part of a listening tour that could be as much an opportunity to hear ideas for future school policies as it is to repair his image on education as he heads toward a re-election campaign.

9/11/2012

9/11/2012

Now that it really counts, school districts across New Jersey have to figure out how they are going to evaluate their teachers — and fast.

9/6/2012

9/6/2012

The number of Newport-Mesa Unified School District students scoring proficient or advanced on state standardized tests steadily increased again this year, according to state data.

9/6/2012

The Scranton School District has failed to meet a key measure of performance on state exams.

9/6/2012

The Board of Education will have three options next week when it reviews the grading policy for county high school students.

9/5/2012

9/5/2012

The most controversial thing to happen at the Democratic National Convention this week may end up being a movie screening. On Monday afternoon, a Hollywood film called "Won't Back Down" -- which opens in theaters nationwide on Sept. 28 -- will be shown to a select crowd of convention-goers in Charlotte, N.C., just as it was one week prior at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.

9/4/2012

9/4/2012

Children are returning to school this September with new shoes, new backpacks and a new curriculum.

9/4/2012

Earlier this year, Virginia was given a waiver from the "No Child Left Behind" mandate. Now, parents are waiting to see how Virginia educators are going to insure that students will be competent in reading and math.

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