One state is trying hard to integrate district testing priorities with state accountability needs, but it’ll only work if data comes back quickly.
Personal data about dozens of New York students was compromised by a former employee of one of the state’s vendors for testing.
A focus on attendance and investment by the community in the school’s goals has helped one Miss. elementary turn around.
Exams are tough and they cause teenagers stress—not just in the US, but in England as well, where the kids have a higher stake in the tests.
The manager of standardized tests used extensively in IL and Md. dissolved as of today. The tests will continue for now.
For elementary and middle school students, computer test-delivery platforms that don’t allow them to return to previous questions could lead to lower scores.
A prolific poet found out 2 of her poems were selected for a standardized test, and she was bewildered when she couldn’t answer the questions about them.
Students who used a laptop during class lectures, for non-academic use, like surfing, tend to get lower scores on the final exam in the course.
For students in 1 UK study, continued participation in STEM enrichment activities, like camps and other hands-on fun activities, don’t appreciably boost math scores.
Kids with good scores and few behavioral issues are boosted by living in subsidized housing; if the have low scores or behavioral problems, subsidized housing fails them.