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Mastery Test Results Show Some Narrowing Of Achievement Gap in CT

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.

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Testing Has Become a 'Perversion,' Texas Education chief Robert Scott Says

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.

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Education Officials Decry 'Over-Testing' in Texas

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.

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How to Avoid Testing Irregularities

One administrator uses professional development to steer clear of inadvertent violations of testing protocol.

Taking the Helm in Cheating Scandals

District leaders are increasing security and laying down the law to avert cheating on high-stakes tests.
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Nebraska Department of Education Releases State of Schools Report

A report on Nebraska public schools and student performance was released Wednesday during a news conference in Lincoln.

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N.Y. Regents Set to Alter Rules for Grading State Exams

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.

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How Cheating Cases by Educators at N.Y. Schools Played Out

A charter school teacher warned her third graders that a standardized test question was “tricky,” and they all changed their answers.

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Punishments Handed Down in Atlanta School Cheating Scandal

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

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Alumni Tutoring Effort Strives to Raise Diversity at Elite Public Schools

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.

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