Assessment

10/14/2011

10/14/2011

Three administrators in the public school system here have had their certificates revoked as punishment for changing answers on students standardized tests.

10/13/2011

10/13/2011

About a dozen Atlanta educators implicated in the district's cheating scandal find out Thursday whether Georgia education officials will strip them of their teaching certificates, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.

10/13/2011

On a Saturday morning in August, Philip Cleary stood in a white, fluorescent-lit classroom in Washington Heights, facing a dozen sleepy seventh graders he and others are training to pass an entrance exam for the city’s seven specialized high schools.

10/12/2011

10/12/2011

Most of the problems with testing have one surprising source: cheating by school administrators and teachers.

10/11/2011

10/11/2011

Secretary of Education Lillian Lowery today told the state’s superintendents that the department made a mistake in its list of worst-achieving schools.

10/6/2011

10/6/2011

School performance scores in New Orleans continued their steady climb this year, even as Louisiana's new letter grade system kicked in for the first time and slapped a majority of the city's schools with a D or worse, underscoring how far New Orleans will still need to go before it achieves a top-rated public education system. 

10/6/2011

St. Bernard Parish's public schools continued their upward trajectory last spring by making it into the top 15 scoring districts in the state, according to baseline state performance scores released Wednesday that combine test results, attendance records and dropout data from the two previous school years.

10/6/2011

Dozens of Colorado schools that most needed improvement are making progress, although gains have slowed significantly, the Colorado Department of Education announced Tuesday.

10/5/2011

10/5/2011

The proposed salary system and high-stakes test for third grade students were the key topics discussed at Tuesday’s Iowa Education Reform Workshop at Grant Wood AEA.

10/5/2011

Later this week, parents will learn whether their children's schools are making passing grades.

10/3/2011

10/3/2011

The state Education Department announced Friday that 1,056 out of 2,255 schools are not making "adequate yearly progress" under the law, a slight increase from last year's 1,048.

9/30/2011

9/30/2011

A Koreatown campus that is one of the fastest-improving middle schools in Los Angeles has become the latest to be penalized over suspected cheating on the state's standardized tests.

9/30/2011

Choosing a pre-school, daycare or Head Start program for a young child can be a confusing experience for parents, but Chicago hopes to make it easier with a new five-star rating system unveiled Wednesday.

9/30/2011

Standardized tests should rank students by percentile and rate teachers in teams, according to a new policy brief by Derek Neal, an economics professor at the University of Chicago.

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