Assessment

12/9/2011

12/9/2011

Large urban school districts have made steady progress on national elementary school math and reading exams over the past nine years but continue to score far below national averages, according to federal data.

12/9/2011

The Detroit Public Schools performance on a national academic test inched up this year, but the district continues to rank worst among large cities in reading and math, results released Wednesday show.

12/8/2011

12/8/2011

A report released Wednesday by the Southern Regional Education Board urges West Virginia and other southern states to make immediate changes to improve student achievement in grades six through eight.

12/8/2011

LANSING – State Board of Education members say they don't want the cap on so-called cyber charter schools lifted until the two existing schools can be studied and there are guarantees the schools follow the same rules as brick and mortar programs.

12/8/2011

Chicago Public Schools finally showed some real progress in reading on national test results released Wednesday, but only compared to how its students fared at least seven years ago.

12/7/2011

12/7/2011

The former chief executive of Intel wants to essentially blow up everything in public education in Arizona, from how teachers are trained to how they are paid.

12/6/2011

12/6/2011

Has education flat-lined in Iowa? Governor Terry Branstad says a recent survey suggests so.

12/2/2011

12/2/2011

Chase County Schools (CCS) showed up on a growing list of Nebraska schools that failed to make adequate yearly pro­gress under the controversial No Child Left Behind law.

12/2/2011

If parents in St. Louis could send their children tuition-free to any public school in St. Louis County, suburban schools would have an additional 13,500 students in their classrooms, a study says.

11/30/2011

11/30/2011

Red-faced state educrats have killed a wildly unpopular plan to stick third graders with a four-hour battery of reading tests after critics ripped it in the Daily News.

11/29/2011

11/29/2011

Through the years there have been many bitter teacher strikes and too many student protests to count. But a principals’ revolt?

11/28/2011

11/28/2011

Over the past decade, students in Finland have soared on international measures of achievement. They've continued to post some of the best scores in the developed world in reading, math and science, according to a respected international exam.

11/23/2011

11/23/2011

Two months after a Long Island high school graduate was arrested for taking college entrance exams for classmates, authorities are expected Tuesday to charge 13 additional students in connection with the widening cheating scandal.

11/18/2011

11/18/2011

Smaller schools? More charters? Those are yesterday's headlines in the world of school reform. The hot-button topic now is the inclusion of student test scores in teacher evaluations. Yet as school administrators and the teachers union battle it out in current contract negotiations in Los Angeles, who would have guessed that state law addressed this issue long ago?

11/18/2011

The Ohio Board of Education has taken the first step toward creating a statewide teacher evaluation model that would account for student growth.

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