Submitted by Marion Herbert on Fri, 07/20/2012 - 12:20am
Connecticut's high-stakes standardized test scores show incremental improvement for elementary school students, mixed results for high school students and a slight narrowing of the state's yawning achievement gap between low- and higher-income students.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Fri, 02/03/2012 - 12:28am
Texas Education Commissioner Robert Scott must feel a bit misunderstood. He's getting both praise and heavy criticism for railing about what's gone wrong with standardized testing in Texas public schools.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Thu, 01/26/2012 - 10:39pm
State Board of Education members pressed the Texas education commissioner on Thursday about whether an abundance of high-stakes standardized testing is warping classroom teaching to ensure students spend more time preparing for the exams then actual learning.
Submitted by Courtney Williams on Tue, 10/18/2011 - 2:10pm
Teachers in New York State will soon be banned from grading their own students’ state standardized tests, a Board of Regents committee decided on Monday, part of an effort to curtail cheating on the high-stakes exams.
Submitted by Courtney Williams on Wed, 10/12/2011 - 2:13pm
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.