Latest Standardized test Stories
By Emily Krone ekrone@@dailyherald.com A DuPage County school district could be the first in Illinois - and perhaps the nation - to refuse to administer mandatory state exams to students who haven't yet mastered English.
By Nancy Mitchell State test results released Tuesday show Denver Public Schools outpaced the state and every other metro-area district in gains made in reading, writing and math in nearly every grade in 2008.
By Jacinthia Jones All but one Shelby County public school and one Tipton County public school are in good academic standing, the Tennessee Department of Education announced Monday.
By Tim Puko Pittsburgh Public Schools students showed almost across-the- board improvement in state test scores from last year, though that will not likely be enough to meet federal progress standards, district officials announced Thursday.
From wire reports The notion that boys are better at math simply doesn't add up, according to a study to be published today in the journal Science. An analysis of standardized test scores from more than 7.2 million U.S.
By Laurie Fox and Holly K. Hacker, The Dallas Morning News Jul. 20--Kids today are whizzes at text-messaging. But when they're asked to craft a well-thought-out answer based on a short piece they've read, many are all thumbs.
By Connie Llanos A proposed new admissions policy for the University of California system could give thousands of students a better chance of getting into the elite state schools, but critics say the changes threaten to weaken educational quality.
By William Roller, The Sun, Yuma, Ariz. Jul. 14--For too long, Arizona has been tinkering around the edges at improving schools when what is required is substantial reform, according to a Goldwater Institute staff member. Dr.
By LAUREN ROTH By Lauren Roth The Virginian-Pilot Thousands of our schoolchildren are being left behind. Only you wouldn't know it by looking at the test results that will be released next month.
By Liz Beavers, Cumberland Times News, Md. Jul. 11--KEYSER, W.Va.