Testing

7/5/2012

7/5/2012

The Wyoming Department of Education has asked its federal counterpart to freeze language arts and math standards established by the No Child Left Behind education law at 2011 levels rather than allow them to increase to 2012 levels for the state.

7/5/2012

Most students lose academic skills over the summer. And we've known since 1964.

7/3/2012

7/3/2012

iPrep’s students have blown away the Florida state average with 100% of its 9th grade students passing the end of year exam in Biology and Geometry after using Penda Learning.

7/3/2012

The head of Florida's Department of Education is writing parents to tell them that they shouldn't be overly concerned about the results of the state-required exam that's supposed to measure year-to-year improvements of students, teachers and public schools.

7/3/2012

Idaho ranks second-worst in the nation for the amount of money it spends per pupil, the U.S. Census Bureau said.

6/29/2012

6/29/2012

The Connecticut State Board of Education approved guidelines for a new system that will tie student performance to teacher evaluations.

6/28/2012

6/28/2012

The Iowa Department of Education has asked for a one-year freeze of escalating federal requirements in No Child Left Behind, a move Sioux City-area school officials say temporarily would alleviate pressure from unfair guidelines.

6/27/2012

6/27/2012

In a stunning new cheating scandal, a student has been forced out of the city’s top public school — Stuyvesant High — over allegations he used a cell phone to give test answers to more than 50 other students.

6/27/2012

eInstruction Corporation provides classroom instructors greater flexibility in testing and assessment and more effective use of cutting-edge technology with the release of an update to its Insight 360 formative instruction system.

6/26/2012

6/26/2012

China wants inventors and entrepreneurs, but its schools, built around the notorious gaokao exam, are still designed to produce cookie-cutter engineers and accountants.

6/26/2012

The apocalyptic state of public education is shoving our high school dropouts onto a pathway to the penitentiary. The latest proof comes in recent reports about how Highland Park may resort to a charter system to keep its doors open in September.

6/25/2012

6/25/2012

Bill Vogel has grave concerns about the future of public education in Florida as he ends nine years at the helm of one of Florida's highest-achieving school districts.

6/20/2012

6/20/2012

South Dakota education officials expect to get a waiver this month from the requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Law.

6/18/2012

6/18/2012

Hermosa View Elementary and Hermosa Valley School both earned coveted 10-10 ratings, ranking them among the top 10 percent of schools statewide as well as the top 10 percent of schools when compared to similar schools, according to public school test-score-based rankings released Thursday by the state Department of Education.

6/18/2012

Columbus fifth-graders come to school nearly every day. But roughly half of them can’t pass their math, reading and science exams.

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