Evaluation

5/30/2012

5/30/2012

Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready Diagnostic has been approved by the Ohio Department of Education as a student growth measure and is now on ODE’s Approved List of Assessments that measure student growth for use by school districts and educational service centers in teacher and principal evaluations.

5/29/2012

5/29/2012

Beachwood High School senior Scott Remer is excited about the possibility of meeting President Barack Obama when he is recognized as the first U.S. Presidential Scholar in BHS history June 16 in Washington, D.C.

5/29/2012

Vermont has decided to drop its request to the U.S. Department of Education for flexibility in enacting key provisions of the No Child Left Behind law.

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.

5/22/2012

5/22/2012

In his Pulitzer Prize–winning book, Anti-Intellectualism in American Life, Richard Hofstadter characterized writing on education in the United States as a literature of acid criticism and bitter complaint….

5/22/2012

Minnesota parents and educators will soon see the results of a whole new yardstick for measuring schools that gives state tests new meaning and the state's schools new labels.

5/17/2012

5/17/2012

The increasing role of standardized testing in U.S. classrooms is triggering pockets of rebellion across the country from school officials, teachers and parents who say the system is stifling teaching and learning.

5/16/2012

5/16/2012

After conceding that poor communication with teachers could have contributed to an unprecedented drop in writing scores statewide, the Florida state Board of Education voted to lower the passing mark for the test.

5/14/2012

5/14/2012

The typical school day won’t be much different next year from the way it was this year for most of Iowa’s K-12 students and their families, despite the education reform package passed by the Legislature last week.

5/11/2012

5/11/2012

Parents would get clearer information about the quality of schools under a change state officials are making to revamp the school report card system.

5/10/2012

5/10/2012

The Tuscaloosa City Board of Education approved the final version of the method it will use to evaluate the Tuscaloosa City School System’s superintendent.

5/3/2012

5/3/2012

Scholars were nominated by YoungArts, a program of the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts (NFAA).

4/30/2012

4/30/2012

A teacher accused of bullying an autistic student was placed on paid leave Friday.

4/18/2012

4/18/2012

Elliott Elementary in Lincoln, Neb., struck off on its own last year when it became the only school in the city to win money through the federal School Improvement Grant (SIG) program.

4/17/2012

4/17/2012

Countries that are best at preparing their math teachers share several key conditions generally lacking in the United States, researchers say.

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