Assessment

8/31/2012

8/31/2012

Washington students are making steady progress on state tests, but too many – especially minority kids – are still failing to reach the big goal of graduating from high school on time, state education officials said Wednesday.

8/29/2012

8/29/2012

The former superintendent of elementary schools in El Centro was sentenced to 10 months in federal custody Monday for submitting false results on standardized school science tests and bogus reimbursement claims.

8/29/2012

Seven secondary schools in Camden are demanding that Conservative Education Secretary Michael Gove rethinks the “devastating” impact of downgrading hundreds of English pupils at their schools.

8/29/2012

The school year has barely started, but even so, administrators in the Brush School District already are looking at test scores.

8/29/2012

Mobile learning is one of the hottest trends in education. Schools are beginning to realize the power tablets and smartphones wield in the classroom. Mobile devices like the iPad, the Galaxy Tab and the Google Nexus personalize education and are revolutionizing the classroom experience through the use of apps. No matter the app, the purpose is to make education a unique experience for the user. Worship Tech Decisions has rounded up the best 25 apps for IT directors to recommend for K-12 classrooms.

8/28/2012

8/28/2012

Passing math class is about to become just a tad easier for some 9,600 Bayonne public school students.

8/24/2012

8/24/2012

More California students are taking and performing well on a national test that assesses college and career readiness - and scoring significantly higher than the national average, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced this week.

8/24/2012

Three Metro Detroit school districts are among 14 statewide that will be test laboratories for teacher evaluation tools this fall.

8/23/2012

8/23/2012

Tenth-graders made a little headway in passing the California High School Exit Exam the first time they take it, according to results released today, Aug. 22, by the California Department of Education.

8/23/2012

Oregon high schools have made near-zero progress in getting more students to graduate with the skills they need to pass college classes, the ACT testing organization reported today. 

8/17/2012

8/17/2012

Forty-four percent of Texas campuses met Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) targets this year due to a substantial increase in requirements, the Texas Education Agency announced last week.

8/15/2012

8/15/2012

As predicted, students across the state struggled with new math tests featuring more challenging content, according to results released this morning.

8/15/2012

Early Learning Labs, Inc., a nationwide provider of early childhood products and services, announced the debut of their new online reporting tools for the myIGDIs assessment measures.

8/13/2012

8/13/2012

Charter schools are public schools, funded with taxpayer dollars, but charter and regular public schools don't have to follow all of the same rules.

8/13/2012

If our kids learned as much in school as Canadian kids do, we'd increase our gross domestic product by about $50 trillion over the next 80 years, estimates Eric Hanushek of the Hoover Institution.

Pages