Testing

1/3/2012

1/3/2012

The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) released the list of 2010-2011 Four Star Schools. Out of 1,780 public schools, 162 earned this distinction. Eleven of 238 non-public schools also received the honor this year.

1/2/2012

1/2/2012

It was the year of the test cheating scandal.

12/22/2011

12/22/2011

School districts across the country often spend less on instruction for low-income and minority students, and it’s one of the main reasons the United States no longer leads the world in education, as it did 40 years ago.

12/21/2011

12/21/2011

The state Board of Education approved a new set of passing scores for Florida’s standardized test on Monday designed to ensure students are ready for college, but which could also have the effect of more students failing.

12/19/2011

12/19/2011

Florida is poised to ratchet up its standardized testing system, making it tougher for students to pass key math and reading exams.

12/16/2011

12/16/2011

Almost half of U.S. public schools are labeled failing under the federal No Child Left Behind law, compared with the 80 percent estimate President Barack Obama’s administration cited as a rationale for changing its mandates, a study found.

12/15/2011

12/15/2011

A national panel of education experts is lauding Metro school leaders for creating a cooperative culture, effectively training principals and using data to make decisions.

12/15/2011

New York is moving forward with a plan to build a database to track the academic lives of students statewide, restarting a process halted by state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli over privacy concerns.

12/9/2011

12/9/2011

Cesar E. Chavez High School (Calif.) has seen great gains in pass rates on the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) through the implementation of intervention programs including Revolution K12’s CAHSEE 380 and CAHSEE Intervention.

12/9/2011

Large urban school districts have made steady progress on national elementary school math and reading exams over the past nine years but continue to score far below national averages, according to federal data.

12/9/2011

The Detroit Public Schools performance on a national academic test inched up this year, but the district continues to rank worst among large cities in reading and math, results released Wednesday show.

12/8/2011

12/8/2011

Chicago Public Schools finally showed some real progress in reading on national test results released Wednesday, but only compared to how its students fared at least seven years ago.

12/2/2011

12/2/2011

Chase County Schools (CCS) showed up on a growing list of Nebraska schools that failed to make adequate yearly pro­gress under the controversial No Child Left Behind law.

11/30/2011

11/30/2011

Red-faced state educrats have killed a wildly unpopular plan to stick third graders with a four-hour battery of reading tests after critics ripped it in the Daily News.

11/23/2011

11/23/2011

Two months after a Long Island high school graduate was arrested for taking college entrance exams for classmates, authorities are expected Tuesday to charge 13 additional students in connection with the widening cheating scandal.

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