Latest Standardized test Stories
By Liz Beavers, Cumberland Times News, Md. Jul. 11--KEYSER, W.Va.
By Nirvi Shah, The Miami Herald Jul. 9--Only about a third of schools in South Florida and a quarter statewide met federal government standards for student performance, the state Department of Education said Tuesday. That is fewer than in 2007.
The first day of the new school year, Ms. Briggs, a sixth-grade math teacher, looks around the room sizing up this season's crop of youngsters. Most of them wear hopeful expressions inspired by a new day and a fresh start. The teacher, too, has high hopes for the success of her charges.
By ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON, D.C. - More math, please.
By NANCY ZUCKERBROD; TREVOR TOMPSON WASHINGTON -- It's not much of a report card. Half of Americans say U.S. schools are doing only a fair to poor job preparing kids for college and the work force.
By Nancy Zuckerbrod; Trevor Tompson WASHINGTON - It's not much of a report card. Half of Americans say U.S. schools are doing only a fair to poor job preparing kids for college and the work force.
By Barbara O'Brien Children in Western New York, like those around the state, generally have improved in math and English this year, according to test scores released Monday by New York State.
By Betsy Hammond, The Oregonian, Portland, Ore. Jun. 20--Oregon students will have to pass state reading, math and writing tests, or prove they have the equivalent skills, to get a high school diploma, beginning with this fall's freshmen.
By JACK GILLUM; ANDREA RIVERA; GEORGE B SaNCHEZ; JAMAR YOUNGER STAR INVESTIGATION: SCHOOLS PROMOTE STUDENTS DESPITE WIDESPREAD FAILURE Taxpayers ultimately shoulder cost in terms of remedial ed, a work force with weak skills More than a quarter of middle and high schools in the Tucson area's largest districts are awarding passing grades students may not be earning, an Arizona Daily Star investigation found.
By Skiba, Russell J Simmons, Ada B; Ritter, Shana; Gibb, Ashley C; Rausch, M Karega; Cuadrado, Jason; Chung, Choong-Geun ABSTRACT: Among the most-longstanding and intransigent issues in the field, the disproportionate representation of minority students in special education programs has its roots in a long history of educational segregation and discrimination.
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