Testing

5/17/2012

5/17/2012

The increasing role of standardized testing in U.S. classrooms is triggering pockets of rebellion across the country from school officials, teachers and parents who say the system is stifling teaching and learning.

5/16/2012

5/16/2012

After conceding that poor communication with teachers could have contributed to an unprecedented drop in writing scores statewide, the Florida state Board of Education voted to lower the passing mark for the test.

5/16/2012

Daily operations and classroom lessons will not feel different to students returning to Massachusetts schools this fall when the No Child Left Behind waiver goes into effect.

5/14/2012

5/14/2012

The typical school day won’t be much different next year from the way it was this year for most of Iowa’s K-12 students and their families, despite the education reform package passed by the Legislature last week.

5/14/2012

New Jersey education officials say they will no longer use a standardized test question that asked third-graders to reveal a secret and write about why it was difficult to keep.

5/11/2012

5/11/2012

Despite years of educators' complaints that reading and math are crowding out other school subjects, new findings from the federal government show that USA middle-schoolers' basic knowledge of science is improving — at least a bit.

5/9/2012

5/9/2012

The first time Jon Brumley was asked to serve on what became known as the Perot Committee, charged with overhauling Texas education in 1983, the Fort Worth oilman had to say no.

5/7/2012

5/7/2012

Students throughout the Sacramento region are sleeping longer, eating better and taking part in fun activities -- all to help them to do well on state tests.

5/7/2012

Not long ago, Advanced Placement exams were mostly for top students looking to challenge themselves and get a head start on college credit. Not anymore.

4/30/2012

4/30/2012

The National Blue Ribbon Schools Award is the federal government’s highest honor for public and private schools. Winners set “a standard of excellence for all schools striving for the highest level of achievement,” the U.S. Department of Education says. The program began in 1982.

4/20/2012

4/20/2012

The big news out of New York City is that the admissions test for the city’s gifted kindergarten programs is about to get tougher.

4/19/2012

4/19/2012

Some Texas school parents are fed up with the state’s focus on high-stakes testing.

4/18/2012

4/18/2012

Florida's testing season kicks into high gear Monday, marking a springtime tradition for 2.2 million students in public school.

4/16/2012

4/16/2012

In New York City, where even seats in public schools can be the rewards of a Darwinian contest, the tutoring industry has found a whole new lode to mine.

4/13/2012

4/13/2012

The A to F letter grade system that New York City’s Education Department uses to rate each of its schools is an improvement over simply measuring schools based on standardized test scores, according to a report released on Thursday by the Independent Budget Office.

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