Md.’s gov. wouldn’t sign off on the state board’s school accountability plan, but his objections were based on the use of standardized tests.
States that offer different levels of high school diploma may need to adjust their graduation rates pursuant to a federal rule change.
Should states replace their high school tests, used for meeting federal accountability requirements, with a test that matters for their students?
Violence distracts our national focus away from more important matters, like a bill now in the US House that will voucher-ize the nation’s schools.
A musical opened at a National Blue Ribbon vocal and instrumental music-magnet high school north of Baltimore, just 2 days after the election.
Can it help us going forward to study some of the reasons we failed in the past? Sure, and some Ind. U. scientists are trying to do just that.
ACT participation is up a little, achievement of the college-readiness benchmark on the test is down a little. Some state data is released.
There’s more to the story about Illinois dropping the PARCC tests for high school students next year, after using the tests for the last two years.
Students, teachers, and everyone is recognizing it, celebrating it, and singing it in many ways from elementary schools to state houses.
The pension fund for the Chicago Teachers Union, says since Pearson shares have fallen 40% in 7 months, the company should reconsider its reliance on testing.