Submitted by Marion Herbert on Wed, 05/23/2012 - 9:35pm
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.
Submitted by Judy Hartnett on Wed, 05/16/2012 - 5:34pm
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.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Wed, 05/16/2012 - 12:06am
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.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Wed, 03/28/2012 - 11:48pm
Divorce. Dinosaurs, Birthdays. Religion. Halloween. Christmas. Television. These are a few of the 50-plus words and references the New York City Department of Education is hoping to ban from the city’s standardized tests.