Assessment

11/17/2011

11/17/2011

Knox County Schools Superintendent, Dr. Jim McIntyre, answered questions about the new state teacher evaluations and announced some early results about Knox County teachers at a town hall meeting on Tuesday evening.

11/16/2011

11/16/2011

A funny thing happened on the way to reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the sweeping school-reform law better known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB): The debate over reauthorization has spawned a political alliance between the tea party and the teachers unions.

11/15/2011

11/15/2011

Rockdale County principals and teachers will be sharpening their pencils over the next few months to get up to speed on a pilot program for evaluating staff as part of the Race to the Top grant program.

11/15/2011

More students in the Pittsburgh Public Schools scored in the proficient or advanced ranges for reading and math in the 2010-2011 school year than did four years ago. That’s according to the seventh annual Report to the Community on Public School Progress in Pittsburgh, released by A+ Schools, an education advocacy group.

11/15/2011

Twenty years of reform efforts and programs targeting low-income families in Chicago Public Schools has only widened the performance gap between white and African-American students, a troubling trend at odds with what has occurred nationally.

11/9/2011

11/9/2011

The Indiana State Board of Education is considering changes to its new A-to-F grading system for schools after objections from many high schools that received C ratings despite high student test scores.

11/9/2011

The state's highest-ranking education official is recommending that Missouri Baptist University close the six Imagine charter schools it sponsors and work with the public school system and other charter schools to ensure a smooth transition of students.

11/9/2011

On Monday evening, about 200 students, parents, school aides and educators associated with Occupy Wall Street congregated on the steps of the New York City Department of Education in lower Manhattan to "occupy the DOE."

11/4/2011

11/4/2011

Praising the state for improving its test scores but noting that it still trails New England and much of the country, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan called for the public to continue to demand more from the education system (and the government) in a visit to Rhode Island Wednesday.

11/4/2011

The U.S. Department of Education’s statistical and testing arm, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), released its latest “progress” report November 1st: The survey measuring fourth- and eighth-grade scores on the controversial National Assessment of Educational Progress, or NAEP, was billed as having found “significant” improvement for both grades in math and a slight improvement in reading — until one examines the numbers.

11/4/2011

Hundreds of Long Island (N.Y.) public school principals are challenging the state Education Department and criticizing new standards for evaluating educators.

11/3/2011

11/3/2011

Iowa students made little to no gains in reading and math on a national exam while their peers nationwide showed improvement, according to a report.

11/2/2011

11/2/2011

Education is in "crisis". That's the message that was conveyed Thursday by education historian Diane Ravitch in a Distinguished Lecture Series appearance at William Paterson University.

11/2/2011

New test scores show the nation's fourth- and eighth-graders are doing the best ever in math, but schools still have a long way to go to get everyone on grade level. In reading, eighth-graders showed some progress.

11/1/2011

11/1/2011

Illinois' latest standardized test results show that the achievement gap among elementary school students is narrowing, largely because of gains among black, special education and low-income students, the Illinois State Board of Education announced Monday.

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