Assessment

2/21/2012

2/21/2012

The Barack Obama administration has begun issuing long-awaited waivers giving states some flexibility in complying with the No Child Left Behind education law. But with the exception of politicians, educators and parents in the 11 states that have received them, nobody seems very pleased with the changes.

2/21/2012

Dr. Mary Keller, President and CEO of the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC), returns to Bossier this week to discuss plans for a Military Student Transition Consultant (MSTC) in the Bossier Parish School System.

2/17/2012

2/17/2012

The Green Bay School District sent a letter Thursday to families of students who attend Eisenhower Elementary School, noting teachers will continue to provide quality education while the school is under investigation for breaking security while administering standardized tests.

2/17/2012

A statewide agreement announced Thursday will bring tougher teacher evaluations in public schools statewide and make student performance 40 percent of a teacher's grade.

2/16/2012

2/16/2012

Sharon Cooksey, a facilitator for curriculum and professional learning in the Franklin Special School District, has been tapped to join the Common Core Leadership Council, a group that will advise the state department of education on a transition plan for setting student benchmarks.

2/15/2012

2/15/2012

They've had two years to reach an agreement: but now they're down to two days. The powerful New York state teachers union is negotiating with officials at the State Education Department over a teacher evaluation system.

2/15/2012

Texas Education Commissioner Robert Scott soon should have enough political backing to delay a controversial requirement that students’ scores on new standardized tests count toward their course grades.

2/13/2012

2/13/2012

Buying a home is the biggest investment most Michiganders will ever make. And a good many prospective homebuyers will want to know what kind of education their child will receive from a local school system before buying a home.

2/13/2012

Georgia and nine other states last week were released from requirements of No Child Left Behind, a landmark federal education law some say created a national testing craze by requiring students meet increasing academic goals year after year.

2/13/2012

By almost any measure, Norma Butler Bossard Elementary is a top performing school in Miami: It has consistently been rated an 'A' by the state, and students have achieved high scores on Florida's standardized math and reading exams.

2/10/2012

2/10/2012

To date, 43 percent of Florida districts have implemented the Performance Matters assessment and data management system — with 14 of these 29 districts adding the system in 2011.

2/10/2012

A study of Chicago's most aggressive efforts to reform failing schools, including replacing school leadership and staff in "turnaround" efforts, finds that targeted schools did improve even though students continued to score below district standards.

2/10/2012

Sweeping changes to Indiana's A-to-F ranking standards for public schools have been approved despite complaints that the new rules are too complex for schools and parents to understand.

2/9/2012

2/9/2012

Before the sun rises most days, Dwight D. Jones is at the office. Since becoming superintendent of the Clark County School District (CCSD) in Nevada last December, 4:30 a.m. arrivals are common.

2/9/2012

The Lowndes County Board of Education has implemented controversial new rules that aim to give students a second chance to earn better scores.

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