Testing

1/27/2014

1/27/2014

You poor students, we're just going to quit while we're behind. We're going to shut down your school in June and try to get a head start on helping the kids behind you.

12/9/2013

12/9/2013

Federal education agency officials say they won’t pursue potential civil rights violations from a cheating scheme at El Paso public schools, though the school district may not be totally in the clear.

12/9/2013

But some of those ratings may be less than reliable, the superintendent of St. Mary’s public schools said, especially when they come from people claiming to be parents and students.

12/9/2013

The dog-eat-dog and winner-take-all mentality of China's school system isn't just making children unhappy and unhealthy -- it's also causing cheating and bribery, leading to an unfair and unequal school system.

10/30/2013

10/30/2013

Arriving at Rensselaer Central Schools Corporation in Indiana as assistant superintendent in July, 2012, after four years with the Indiana Department of Education, one of my first tasks was to develop a plan for our administrators to better comply with the state’s new teacher evaluation law.

10/9/2013

10/9/2013

A new report from the Alabama Commission on Higher Education shows many college-bound high school graduates are still not prepared for the rigors of university mathematics or English. Of the 23,019 graduates in 2012 who enrolled in Alabama public colleges or universities, 33 percent tested into remedial math and/or English classes, according to the report.

10/9/2013

In addition to a multitude of construction projects and repairs made over the summer, the Bayonne school district has upgraded its internet infrastructure by going wireless, which will allow the school to prepare for the Common Core by moving tests online.

10/8/2013

10/8/2013

A panel of educational leaders tackled the issue of testing Monday morning as part of NBC’s fourth annual Education Nation Summit, a three-day series of panels and discussions exploring “What It Takes” to ensure students are prepared for college and careers.

10/4/2013

10/4/2013

Oregon education officials lack any system to routinely examine standardized test scores for signs that schools and districts are cheating, a tool that experts in the field consider crucial to ensuring the validity of state tests.

10/2/2013

10/2/2013

A decade and a half ago, the ACT started giving test-takers four free score reports instead of three--a small change that's increased the number of poor students at selective schools.

10/2/2013

Twenty-seven schools are no longer failing in the second year of the new school ranking system in the state.

10/1/2013

10/1/2013

Feeding essays into a computer program tells students: No one cares what you have to say.

9/25/2013

9/25/2013

State education officials are preparing to field test an online exam that appears poised to replace the MCAS student achievement test, but some Board of Elementary and Secondary Education members have questions about the switch.

9/25/2013

Campuses in five Los Angeles County school systems were stripped of their scores on the state's Academic Performance Index over claims of cheating, other misconduct or mistakes that affected the handling of standardized tests.

9/24/2013

9/24/2013

With school back in session, members of the class of 2014 are looking at their senior year, an educational career that has been different from any before it. These 17- and 18-year-olds were just kindergartners when No Child Left Behind was put on the table.

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