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Assessment and testing
14 hours ago
In the second year of statewide assessment, three out of four Illinois children still aren’t kindergarten ready
In 2017, Illinois spent an average of $15,337 per student in K-12 but only $3,306 for a child under age 6.
to the races
June 18, 2019
Jamaal Bowman, Bronx principal and vocal opt-out supporter, launches primary challenge for Congress
Jamaal Bowman has been a teacher, guidance counselor, dean, and, for the last decade, the founding principal of a well-regarded middle school in the Bronx.
June 6, 2019
Pearson bid $20.1 million to take over TNReady testing next year, documents show
British testing company Pearson submitted a bid that scored higher and cost less than the proposal by Questar, the state's current vendor.
Updated May 30, 2019
Tennessee chooses testing giant Pearson to take over TNReady
London-based testing company Pearson will take over Tennessee’s student testing program beginning next school year.
May 15, 2019
As high school exit exams fall out of favor in Washington and New Jersey, New York is increasingly an outlier
New York is one of 11 states still requiring tests to graduate from high school.
Opt Out Tally
May 14, 2019
What proportion of students boycotted state tests at your New York City school in 2018? Here’s the breakdown.
Not a single student boycotted the exams at 108 city schools that offered the grades 3-8 tests, according to state data obtained through a freedom of information request.
May 7, 2019
Hear that sigh of relief? Online testing just finished in Tennessee – and it worked this time
For the first time in four years, computer-based testing goes smoothly in Tennessee.
April 29, 2019
Early kindergarten, grade skipping: Chicago considers new options for gifted children
Under the proposal, Chicago would allow early admittance to kindergarten for children who turn 5 between Sept. 2 and Oct. 31.
thanks common core
April 29, 2019
Nearly a decade later, did the Common Core work? New research offers clues
The Common Core appears to have led to modest declines in fourth-grade reading and eighth-grade math scores.
April 17, 2019
So far so good? Nearly halfway through, Tennessee state testing remains glitch-free
Tennessee's school districts are nearly halfway through online testing, and for the first time in three years, no major issues have been reported.
April 10, 2019
Next week will prove if Tennessee is ready for TNReady. Here’s how state testing is going so far.
“We’re starting much stronger this year than we did last year,” Tennessee Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn said this week.
April 4, 2019
Tennessee governor calls for pause on computer-based testing for one year
Gov. Bill Lee announces that he wants all public school students to take their state tests on paper next school year as Tennessee transitions to a new testing company.
April 4, 2019
M-STEP: a parent’s guide. What you need to know before your children take Michigan’s mandatory exams
Monday will mark the beginning of Michigan’s annual testing season — eight weeks that will help determine whether all the academic lessons and…
Updated April 4, 2019
Tennessee would take a year off from computer-based testing under legislative proposal
The one-year hiatus would give the state's next testing company more time to prepare to administer computer-based TNReady exams.
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