Testing

2/10/2012

2/10/2012

A study of Chicago's most aggressive efforts to reform failing schools, including replacing school leadership and staff in "turnaround" efforts, finds that targeted schools did improve even though students continued to score below district standards.

2/10/2012

To date, 43 percent of Florida districts have implemented the Performance Matters assessment and data management system — with 14 of these 29 districts adding the system in 2011.

2/9/2012

2/9/2012

The Lowndes County Board of Education has implemented controversial new rules that aim to give students a second chance to earn better scores.

2/9/2012

GradeCam announces a free formative application that automates multiple-choice test scoring and provides teachers with immediate feedback on the learning in progress in their classrooms.

2/3/2012

2/3/2012

Texas Education Commissioner Robert Scott must feel a bit misunderstood. He's getting both praise and heavy criticism for railing about what's gone wrong with standardized testing in Texas public schools.

1/31/2012

1/31/2012

The state Department of Education today released a best-to-worst ranking of Florida's 3,078 public schools - and a number of Palm Beach County schools made it to the top of the lists.

1/27/2012

1/27/2012

State Board of Education members pressed the Texas education commissioner on Thursday about whether an abundance of high-stakes standardized testing is warping classroom teaching to ensure students spend more time preparing for the exams then actual learning.

1/23/2012

1/23/2012

Shmoop, a publisher of digital curriculum and test prep, announces the launch of a new study guide to help students prepare for the Lower Level Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE).

1/18/2012

1/18/2012

St. Louis Schools Superintendent Kelvin Adams showed the Missouri Board of Education data Tuesday indicating the city's school system is just a few students shy of receiving the academic point needed to regain accreditation.

1/13/2012

1/13/2012

Shmoop, a publisher of digital curriculum and test prep, announced the launch of a new AP Environmental Science learning guide to help students prepare for the exam.

1/12/2012

1/12/2012

Birdville Independent School District near Haltom City, Texas reported dramatic improvements for students who participated in the Revolution K12 software for SAT preparation with 47 percent of these students being recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Committee.

1/10/2012

1/10/2012

Hundreds of students from Clear Lake High School in Houston tried to pull a fast one on their teachers by texting one another answers to a final exam last month.

1/9/2012

1/9/2012

We have made major strides over the past decades in improving educational levels of students with disabilities.

1/6/2012

1/6/2012

For the second consecutive year high schools in Northeast Florida rode a wave of school grade improvement largely thanks to a formula that considers more than the state’s assessment test.

1/6/2012

2012 has the potential to bring relatively big changes to San Francisco’s public schools, due in most part to a November ballot that will be full of interesting and significant choices.

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