Of the Portland public schools that had marked changes in their test scores this year, Northeast Portland's King School, a K8 institution, had the biggest change of all. The school has seen dramatic growth and decline in test scores for the past several years.
Hesitating to fully embrace a nationwide campaign to bolster schools' accountability, California has turned up its nose at federal carrots and now wants a reprieve from Uncle Sam's stick -- an entreaty that has so infuriated the Obama administration that it is threatening to withhold federal money from the state's schools.
State schools Superintendent Tom Torlakson called Tuesday for the state Senate to overhaul California’s standardized testing system despite the threat that the changes could result in the loss of millions in federal education dollars.
Bahiya Nasuuna hasn't even started college, but she already has several academic credits in the bank that will give her a jump on graduation. She is one of a growing number of students getting a head start on college credits while they are still in high school, cutting costs and speeding toward degrees—and jobs—as quickly as possible.
California's Academic Performance Index results prove that strong charter management organizations like KIPP get results -- and should be granted the necessary facilities and funds to serve more students.
Taking their first dip after years of steady gains, Academic Performance Index scores in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties fell by a point this year, reflecting a statewide decline in scores released Thursday.
Recently, the Associated Press, Education Next (EdNext) and PDK/Gallup each released polls on Americans' views on a range of education issues. The surveys covered a lot of ground, but a few unifying themes emerged.
At 19 Columbus elementary schools, fewer than half of third-graders passed their reading exams last year. For the past several school years, 3 in 10 Columbus elementary schools have had passing rates at or below 50 percent on the state’s third-grade reading test.
The research-based ACT College Readiness Benchmarks specify the minimum score students must earn on each of the four subject tests that make up the ACT® college readiness assessment (English, math, reading, and science) to have about a 75 percent chance of earning a grade of C or higher in a typical credit-bearing first-year college course in that subject area.
The new report cards include an A to F system and measure different things than the previous system. This year is a transition year for the new report cards, and only some measured components were reported.
The next mayor can expect city students’ test scores to rise, a top state education official predicted Thursday, while also cautioning they shouldn’t be the sole indicator of whether education reforms are working.