Testing

8/3/2012

8/2/2012

8/2/2012

Fifteen years ago, North Carolina rolled out its first “ABCs of Public Education” report, ushering in an era when student test scores shaped the reputation of schools and the communities they serve.

8/1/2012

8/1/2012

Twenty-one school districts across Tennessee were recognized on Monday for raising student growth and closing the achievement gap on state tests during the 2011-12 school year.

7/30/2012

7/30/2012

Columbus City Schools mysteriously withdrew students during the 2009-10 school year who came to school every day.

7/20/2012

7/20/2012

Connecticut's high-stakes standardized test scores show incremental improvement for elementary school students, mixed results for high school students and a slight narrowing of the state's yawning achievement gap between low- and higher-income students.

7/18/2012

7/18/2012

A study published this week in the Journal of Research in Science Teaching covering thousands of Indiana high school seniors from three graduating classes finds that students at schools showing consistent improvement on the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress exam performed no better on the ACT science and math college entrance exams than classmates from declining schools.

7/18/2012

The 1983 publication of A Nation at Risk was intended to create significant improvements in public education.

7/16/2012

7/16/2012

A survey of Louisiana schoolsshows most are lacking the technology and facilities needed to conduct on-line testing that's to be part of a new Common Core Curriculum to be implemented in the 2014-15 school year.

7/16/2012

Rote learning can take a toll on building creativity in schools. The nations that can strike the right balance will gain a competitive edge.

7/13/2012

7/13/2012

When Anne Arundel school officials this year were outlining redistricting plans for parents of students at Mayo, Central and Davidsonville elementary schools, they insisted that the quality of education for students would not change regardless of which school they attended.

7/13/2012

The number of highly rated Florida schools dropped sharply this year, a development that state officials foresaw and warned parents about a week ago in an effort to brace them for the news.

7/13/2012

The annual school grades proved disappointing in Broward County, with 41 schools losing their coveted A-rankings and six flunking.

7/12/2012

7/12/2012

If you don’t know who Diane Ravitch is, you should. Be assured that the die-hard advocates of privatized approaches to education reform know this brilliant New York University education professor. 

7/11/2012

7/11/2012

Seventy students were involved in a pattern of smartphone-enabled cheating last month at Stuyvesant High School, New York City officials said Monday, describing an episode that has blemished one of the country’s most prestigious public schools.

7/9/2012

7/9/2012

In just five months, the Obama administration has freed schools in more than half the nation from central provisions of the No Child Left Behind education law, raising the question of whether the decade-old federal program has been essentially nullified.

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