Assessment

11/1/2011

11/1/2011

Despite its academic struggles, North Chicago Community High School could count on at least one piece of good news: Students were getting their diplomas. The school reported a 90.3 percent graduation rate in 2010.

10/31/2011

10/31/2011

Parents across Idaho will now play a role in whether or not their child's teacher gets a raise.

10/31/2011

A study released this week shows that Common Core State Standards in English and mathematics for K-12 education, adopted by Florida last year, align with five comparison standards considered “good indicators of college and career readiness.”

10/28/2011

10/28/2011

Michigan's superintendent of public instruction said he doesn't plan to yank teachers' licenses for poor ratings on their annual evaluations, despite language in proposed rules that would make that possible. 

10/27/2011

10/27/2011

Illinois education officials are investigating whether some students may have received improper help on the state's standardized exams.

10/26/2011

10/26/2011

The Los Angeles Unified School District is failing to provide equal education to students learning English, according to the U.S. Department of Education.

10/25/2011

10/25/2011

Three quarters of New York City students who were high school freshmen in 2006 did not leave high school prepared for college, new data from the city Education Department shows.

10/20/2011

10/20/2011

A report on Nebraska public schools and student performance was released Wednesday during a news conference in Lincoln.

10/19/2011

10/19/2011

Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander, a member of the Senate education committee and a former U.S. secretary of education, said that when the panel takes up the legislation this week, he will vote to send it to the full Senate.

10/19/2011

The Florida Board of Education got a glimpse of continued improvements at Miami Edison Senior High on Tuesday, just three months after board members decided to keep the struggling school and Miami Central Senior High open.

10/19/2011

Teachers in New York State will soon be banned from grading their own students’ state standardized tests, a Board of Regents committee decided on Monday, part of an effort to curtail cheating on the high-stakes exams.

10/18/2011

10/18/2011

A charter school teacher warned her third graders that a standardized test question was “tricky,” and they all changed their answers.

10/18/2011

Maryland schools are spending a fortune to raise achievement — $60,000 for each additional student who becomes proficient. It's too high a price for the results we have been getting. We need to do better.

10/17/2011

10/17/2011

The previously confidential ratings estimate teachers' effectiveness in raising students' standardized test scores. The district is in negotiations to use the ratings as part of a new teacher evaluation system.

10/14/2011

10/14/2011

Your kid's school now has a letter grade. The Arizona Department of Education has released the new school accountability report that rates school performance much like a report, with A being the best and F the worst.

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