Standards

10/4/2012

10/4/2012

The schools have gotten their yearly grades, and the annual caterwauling is underway.

9/27/2012

9/27/2012

Ninety-three percent of Virginia’s 1,836 public schools are fully accredited and meeting all state standards for achievement in English, mathematics, history and science — and graduation, in the case of high schools — the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) announced today.

9/20/2012

9/20/2012

The state this morning announced MCAS scores of individual schools and school districts under a new Massachusetts accountability system that replaces the federal No Child Left Behind law.

9/17/2012

9/17/2012

As states across the country move toward a systemic revamping of their educational assessment programs, while embracing significantly higher standards through Common Core State Standards (CCSS), it is a good time to evaluate how states use learning assessments and whether they can be better transformed as teaching and learning tools.

9/6/2012

9/6/2012

The Scranton School District has failed to meet a key measure of performance on state exams.

9/6/2012

The number of Newport-Mesa Unified School District students scoring proficient or advanced on state standardized tests steadily increased again this year, according to state data.

9/5/2012

9/5/2012

The most controversial thing to happen at the Democratic National Convention this week may end up being a movie screening. On Monday afternoon, a Hollywood film called "Won't Back Down" -- which opens in theaters nationwide on Sept. 28 -- will be shown to a select crowd of convention-goers in Charlotte, N.C., just as it was one week prior at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.

9/4/2012

9/4/2012

Children are returning to school this September with new shoes, new backpacks and a new curriculum.

8/29/2012

8/29/2012

Seven secondary schools in Camden are demanding that Conservative Education Secretary Michael Gove rethinks the “devastating” impact of downgrading hundreds of English pupils at their schools.

8/28/2012

8/28/2012

Passing math class is about to become just a tad easier for some 9,600 Bayonne public school students.

8/24/2012

8/24/2012

More California students are taking and performing well on a national test that assesses college and career readiness - and scoring significantly higher than the national average, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced this week.

8/23/2012

8/23/2012

Tenth-graders made a little headway in passing the California High School Exit Exam the first time they take it, according to results released today, Aug. 22, by the California Department of Education.

8/23/2012

Oregon high schools have made near-zero progress in getting more students to graduate with the skills they need to pass college classes, the ACT testing organization reported today. 

8/17/2012

8/17/2012

Forty-four percent of Texas campuses met Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) targets this year due to a substantial increase in requirements, the Texas Education Agency announced last week.

8/15/2012

8/15/2012

As predicted, students across the state struggled with new math tests featuring more challenging content, according to results released this morning.

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