Testing

9/12/2012

9/12/2012

Gov. Rick Scott met with elementary school teachers and parents as part of a listening tour that could be as much an opportunity to hear ideas for future school policies as it is to repair his image on education as he heads toward a re-election campaign.

9/6/2012

9/6/2012

The number of Newport-Mesa Unified School District students scoring proficient or advanced on state standardized tests steadily increased again this year, according to state data.

9/5/2012

9/5/2012

The most controversial thing to happen at the Democratic National Convention this week may end up being a movie screening. On Monday afternoon, a Hollywood film called "Won't Back Down" -- which opens in theaters nationwide on Sept. 28 -- will be shown to a select crowd of convention-goers in Charlotte, N.C., just as it was one week prior at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.

8/31/2012

8/31/2012

Washington students are making steady progress on state tests, but too many – especially minority kids – are still failing to reach the big goal of graduating from high school on time, state education officials said Wednesday.

8/29/2012

8/29/2012

The former superintendent of elementary schools in El Centro was sentenced to 10 months in federal custody Monday for submitting false results on standardized school science tests and bogus reimbursement claims.

8/29/2012

Seven secondary schools in Camden are demanding that Conservative Education Secretary Michael Gove rethinks the “devastating” impact of downgrading hundreds of English pupils at their schools.

8/29/2012

The school year has barely started, but even so, administrators in the Brush School District already are looking at test scores.

8/24/2012

8/24/2012

More California students are taking and performing well on a national test that assesses college and career readiness - and scoring significantly higher than the national average, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced this week.

8/23/2012

8/23/2012

Tenth-graders made a little headway in passing the California High School Exit Exam the first time they take it, according to results released today, Aug. 22, by the California Department of Education.

8/23/2012

Oregon high schools have made near-zero progress in getting more students to graduate with the skills they need to pass college classes, the ACT testing organization reported today. 

8/17/2012

8/17/2012

Forty-four percent of Texas campuses met Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) targets this year due to a substantial increase in requirements, the Texas Education Agency announced last week.

8/15/2012

8/15/2012

As predicted, students across the state struggled with new math tests featuring more challenging content, according to results released this morning.

8/13/2012

8/13/2012

If our kids learned as much in school as Canadian kids do, we'd increase our gross domestic product by about $50 trillion over the next 80 years, estimates Eric Hanushek of the Hoover Institution.

8/10/2012

8/10/2012

Small statewide gains and a couple of curious declines marked the inaugural 2012 results of TCAP — the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program — that, for the most part, continued a flat performance trend from the CSAP test it replaced.

8/3/2012

8/3/2012

The Center for American Progress (CAP) has released a new report entitled “Do schools challenge our children” which seems particularly interesting on the heels of the Minnesota Board of Education releasing proficiency test ratings yesterday.

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