Testing

11/18/2011

11/18/2011

Smaller schools? More charters? Those are yesterday's headlines in the world of school reform. The hot-button topic now is the inclusion of student test scores in teacher evaluations. Yet as school administrators and the teachers union battle it out in current contract negotiations in Los Angeles, who would have guessed that state law addressed this issue long ago?

11/9/2011

11/9/2011

On Monday evening, about 200 students, parents, school aides and educators associated with Occupy Wall Street congregated on the steps of the New York City Department of Education in lower Manhattan to "occupy the DOE."

11/3/2011

11/3/2011

Iowa students made little to no gains in reading and math on a national exam while their peers nationwide showed improvement, according to a report.

11/2/2011

11/2/2011

New test scores show the nation's fourth- and eighth-graders are doing the best ever in math, but schools still have a long way to go to get everyone on grade level. In reading, eighth-graders showed some progress.

11/2/2011

Education is in "crisis". That's the message that was conveyed Thursday by education historian Diane Ravitch in a Distinguished Lecture Series appearance at William Paterson University.

11/1/2011

11/1/2011

Illinois' latest standardized test results show that the achievement gap among elementary school students is narrowing, largely because of gains among black, special education and low-income students, the Illinois State Board of Education announced Monday.

10/27/2011

10/27/2011

Illinois education officials are investigating whether some students may have received improper help on the state's standardized exams.

10/26/2011

10/26/2011

The Los Angeles Unified School District is failing to provide equal education to students learning English, according to the U.S. Department of Education.

10/20/2011

10/20/2011

A report on Nebraska public schools and student performance was released Wednesday during a news conference in Lincoln.

10/19/2011

10/19/2011

Teachers in New York State will soon be banned from grading their own students’ state standardized tests, a Board of Regents committee decided on Monday, part of an effort to curtail cheating on the high-stakes exams.

10/18/2011

10/18/2011

A charter school teacher warned her third graders that a standardized test question was “tricky,” and they all changed their answers.

10/18/2011

Maryland schools are spending a fortune to raise achievement — $60,000 for each additional student who becomes proficient. It's too high a price for the results we have been getting. We need to do better.

10/14/2011

10/14/2011

Your kid's school now has a letter grade. The Arizona Department of Education has released the new school accountability report that rates school performance much like a report, with A being the best and F the worst.

10/13/2011

10/13/2011

About a dozen Atlanta educators implicated in the district's cheating scandal find out Thursday whether Georgia education officials will strip them of their teaching certificates, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.

10/12/2011

10/12/2011

Most of the problems with testing have one surprising source: cheating by school administrators and teachers.

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