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July 16, 2018
Regents use annual retreat to take stock of changes in testing, charter schools and more
The briefings served as a distillation of some top policy goals among the Board of Regents.
June 19, 2018
Inside a Bronx middle school where students rarely apply to attend specialized high schools
If the plan becomes a reality, schools such as New Venture theoretically have the most to gain. But the proposal would do little to solve the most entrenched challenges that have kept students from schools such as New Venture out of specialized high schools for so long.
April 23, 2018
Tennessee says its online testing was hacked. And it has happened in other states, too.
Attacks on online testing systems and on school networks, in general, are relatively common, said Doug Levin, president of EdTech Strategies.
April 20, 2018
Now that TNReady scores will count less for students, will they even try?
In sum, one Memphis sophomore asked, “Why are we doing this anymore when know it won’t count?”
a long long way to go
April 13, 2018
Concerns about long days add to a bumpy week for New York state tests
The state’s English tests, which were supposed to take on average 60 to 90 minutes to complete, took some students three to six hours to complete.
Updated April 11, 2018
Delays with computer-based state tests cause headaches at some New York schools
Wednesday’s hiccup could make the switch to computer-based testing more difficult.
April 6, 2018
Basketball, concerts and now … charter school testing rallies? Success Academy takes over the Barclays Center
Success Academy, the city’s largest and most controversial charter school network, held its annual ‘Slam the Exam’ event at the Barclays Center on Friday.
April 5, 2018
Opt-out families respond to Carranza’s statement that boycotting tests is an ‘extreme reaction’
Chancellor Richard Carranza said the choice to skip the test was an “extreme reaction” during an interview on NY1.
October 19, 2017
In Tennessee’s turnaround district, 9 in 10 young students fall short on their first TNReady exams
Nine out of 10 of elementary- and middle-school students in Tennessee’s turnaround district aren’t scoring on grade level in English and math, new data says.
April 25, 2016
With failed bid to cut ninth grade testing, lawmakers stick with assessment status quo
A bill that would have eliminated emandatory ninth grade language arts and math tests — the only PARCC tests for Colorado high schoolers — died Monday in the Senate.
New test coming?
Updated April 6, 2016
Civics test bill fails on final Senate roll-call vote
The bill to require high school students pass a civics test to graduate failed 17-18 on a final Senate vote Wednesday.
April 5, 2016
How New York City principals are thinking about the opt-out movement
For principals like Stacy Goldstein, who runs the School of the Future in Manhattan, the prospect of a big jump in opt-outs creates new logistical hurdles.
Time for another test?
March 31, 2016
Mandatory high school civics test endorsed by Colorado Senate committee
Colorado students would have to pass a multiple-choice civics test to graduate high school under a bill approved Thursday by a divided Senate Education Committee.
March 25, 2016
As opt-out debates continue, state’s top education officials work to stay united
One day after the chancellor-elect said she would opt her own child out of state tests, she had a conversation with the education commissioner and outlined their shared views.
Let's add a test
March 8, 2016
High school students would face new civics test under bipartisan proposal
Colorado students would be required to pass a civics test used by the federal government to graduate from high school under a new bill.
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