Assessment

3/9/2012

3/9/2012

Racial disparities in school discipline – including suspensions, expulsions and arrests – remain alarmingly high in districts and states across the country.

3/8/2012

3/8/2012

Colorado’s online schools have shown disappointing results.

3/6/2012

3/6/2012

Teachers and administrators at the Mount Airy City Schools are busily preparing to roll out the new Common Core/Essential Standards curriculum set to debut next year — a curriculum that will place more emphasis on critical thinking and problem-solving skills and focus less on rote memorization.

3/6/2012

Georgia’s public schools would face new accountability standards under a bill passed Monday by the state Senate, despite concerns over its mandate to give schools letter grades just like students.

3/6/2012

For 15 years, Anna Allanbrook has been the principal of Public School 146 in Brooklyn, one of the highest-achieving elementary schools in the city.

3/6/2012

Apex Learning announced new online courses specifically designed around the Common Core State Standards in math and English language arts.  

3/2/2012

3/2/2012

Archipelago Learning announces the launch of its latest enhancements for award-winning Study Island, a web-based instruction, practice and learning program built from individual state testing standards.

3/2/2012

The number of black and Latino students who were accepted at one of eight highly selective high schools in New York City increased from last year, according to admissions statistics released on Wednesday by the city’s Education Department. The uptick for the two groups reverses a years-long decline in admissions to the schools, where admittance is based on a single test.

3/1/2012

3/1/2012

Gov. Terry Branstad on Tuesday expressed disappointment that lawmakers have “watered down” the wide-ranging education reform proposal he introduced last month.

3/1/2012

More than half of all states applied by this week's new deadline to be freed from the most strenuous requirements of the Bush-era No Child Left Behind law, the Education Department said Wednesday.

2/29/2012

2/29/2012

The state Board of Education on Tuesday approved plans to revamp the school grading formula - but made significant changes to the original proposal, which had unleashed a barrage of criticism from parents, teachers, superintendents and business leaders.

2/29/2012

The No Child Left Behind Act set national standards for student progress and an annual testing regime to measure it when the federal law was passed in 2002.

2/29/2012

Public school students showed slight improvement this year in two annual assessments that measure high school and college readiness, the Kentucky Department of Education reported Tuesday.

2/29/2012

The head of Tennessee’s Achievement School District said Monday it will take over three low-performing schools in the Memphis community of Frayser.

2/29/2012

Performance ratings for 217 New York City charter school teachers were made public on Tuesday but city officials cautioned that because of missing information, the reports cannot be used to objectively compare the quality of a public school versus charter school education.

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