Assessment

7/13/2012

7/13/2012

The number of highly rated Florida schools dropped sharply this year, a development that state officials foresaw and warned parents about a week ago in an effort to brace them for the news.

7/13/2012

When Anne Arundel school officials this year were outlining redistricting plans for parents of students at Mayo, Central and Davidsonville elementary schools, they insisted that the quality of education for students would not change regardless of which school they attended.

7/12/2012

7/12/2012

If you don’t know who Diane Ravitch is, you should. Be assured that the die-hard advocates of privatized approaches to education reform know this brilliant New York University education professor. 

7/11/2012

7/11/2012

Seventy students were involved in a pattern of smartphone-enabled cheating last month at Stuyvesant High School, New York City officials said Monday, describing an episode that has blemished one of the country’s most prestigious public schools.

7/11/2012

Common Core content gets interactive with embedded assessments and ready-to-use content to help teachers meet deadlines for Common Core reading and math standards.

7/11/2012

Correlated rubrics will be available in GradeMark to assess student writing and better prepare secondary students for college-level course work.

7/10/2012

7/10/2012

The Puyallup (Wash.) School District won’t be switching to a middle school grade configuration anytime soon.

7/9/2012

7/9/2012

In just five months, the Obama administration has freed schools in more than half the nation from central provisions of the No Child Left Behind education law, raising the question of whether the decade-old federal program has been essentially nullified.

7/5/2012

7/5/2012

Most students lose academic skills over the summer. And we've known since 1964.

7/5/2012

Georgia could lose $33 million of its $400 million Race to the Top school grant because of proposed changes to a new evaluation system for principals and teachers.

7/5/2012

The Wyoming Department of Education has asked its federal counterpart to freeze language arts and math standards established by the No Child Left Behind education law at 2011 levels rather than allow them to increase to 2012 levels for the state.

7/3/2012

7/3/2012

Idaho ranks second-worst in the nation for the amount of money it spends per pupil, the U.S. Census Bureau said.

7/3/2012

The head of Florida's Department of Education is writing parents to tell them that they shouldn't be overly concerned about the results of the state-required exam that's supposed to measure year-to-year improvements of students, teachers and public schools.

7/3/2012

iPrep’s students have blown away the Florida state average with 100% of its 9th grade students passing the end of year exam in Biology and Geometry after using Penda Learning.

6/29/2012

6/29/2012

The Connecticut State Board of Education approved guidelines for a new system that will tie student performance to teacher evaluations.

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