Testing

6/15/2012

6/15/2012

The school year ended the first week of June for most Texas students, but for hundreds of thousands of them, it won’t mean the end of class.

6/15/2012

South Bay and Peninsula schools continued to demonstrate their academic might, dominating the top tier of elementary schools in test-score rankings released Thursday by the California Department of Education.

6/15/2012

The California Department of Education has just released its latest round of public school rankings, from 1 to 10, based on how well students performed on standardized tests they took more than a year ago.

6/12/2012

6/12/2012

Alaska's education commissioner said that the state plans to take the steps needed to seek a waiver from provisions of the federal education law No Child Left Behind.

6/11/2012

6/11/2012

Hatch and Teaching Strategies, LLC have partnered to align Hatch’s iStartSmart computer learning system with Teaching Strategies GOLD assessment system.

6/8/2012

6/8/2012

Starting in the 2013–14 school year, all public kindergarten classrooms in the Kentucky will use the screener to determine students’ current level of performance and support student learning through developmentally appropriate educational instruction informed by screening results.

6/6/2012

6/6/2012

Students in Pinellas and Hillsborough counties performed below the state average in all but one grade level on the reading, math and science FCAT exams.

6/4/2012

6/4/2012

Alabama education officials are still reviewing a new law that establishes a statewide system for grading public schools and provides cash incentives to schools that improve their students' performance.

6/1/2012

6/1/2012

Only about a third of North Dakota public school districts met federal goals in reading and math this past school year, according to a new report from the state Department of Public Instruction.

5/30/2012

5/30/2012

The Obama administration freed eight states from core provisions of the No Child Left Behind education law, bringing to 19 the number of states granted waivers this year, and officials said that even more states would soon qualify for them.

5/24/2012

5/24/2012

Knowing that stress from the upheaval of widespread changes can cause an initial dip in achievement before improvements start to show, Superintendent James Meza said he braced himself for the test results from his first year of reforming Jefferson Parish public schools. Then on Wednesday, he rejoiced.

5/24/2012

Florida's education chief will be in Tampa today to host the first in a series of public forums, part of a blitz to quell frustrations about the state's testing system.

5/24/2012

Two of the highest-ranking public elementary schools in New York City are under investigation for possible irregularities on state examinations, officials said.

5/23/2012

5/23/2012

The Department of Education rolled out a communications outreach program Monday to teach parents about its role in state education. It includes a new website, hotline, and online forums and blogs for parents.

5/18/2012

5/18/2012

Pearson announced that the field test for the Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA), a nationally available, performance-based assessment measuring the effectiveness of teacher candidates seeking initial licenses, is under way.

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