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August 31, 2015
Initial Common Core goals unfulfilled as results trickle in
Results for some of the states that participated in Common Core-aligned testing for the first time this spring are out, with ...
August 26, 2015
No improvement: ACT says college exam scores are stagnant
U.S. high schools haven't shown much improvement in the past four years when it comes to preparing college-ready graduates, ...
August 23, 2015
Poll: Low marks for grading teachers based on kids' tests
Many Americans, especially public-school parents, give low marks to rating a teacher based partly on how students perform on ...
August 13, 2015
Causes, potential consequences of testing opt-out movement
New York is facing a growing rebellion against Common Core-aligned standardized tests. About 20 percent of the state's third- ...
August 12, 2015
About 20 percent of NY students refused to take spring tests
About 20 percent of New York's third- through eighth-graders refused to take the statewide English and math tests given in ...
August 12, 2015
States get $28M in grants to defray AP exam costs
The Education Department is announcing $28.4 million in grants to 38 states, Washington, D.C., and the Virgin Islands to ...
July 28, 2015
Principal's suicide, forged tests rock promising NYC school
Jeanene Worrell-Breeden had what she called a dream job running a public school linked with Columbia University's Teachers ...
July 22, 2015
British university says Quran parchment among oldest
A British university disclosed Wednesday that scientific tests prove a Quran manuscript in its collection is one of the ...
July 20, 2015
University of Michigan opens test "city" for autonomous cars
Automakers and researchers say a new simulated city at the University of Michigan could help speed the development of ...
July 16, 2015
Senate OKs revised No Child education law, compromise needed
More than a decade after No Child Left Behind established a stronger federal role in public education, the Senate on Thursday ...
June 23, 2015
Education Dept. extends more No Child Left Behind waivers
The Obama administration is giving seven more states and the District of Columbia continued flexibility from the requirements ...
June 22, 2015
California tempers backlash while embracing Common Core
While the Common Core education standards provoked political backlash and testing boycotts around the country this year, the ...
June 09, 2015
College Board says printing error won't affect SAT scores
The College Board acknowledges that test booklets for hundreds of thousands of students taking the SAT college entrance exams ...
June 08, 2015
Aging MDs prompt call for competency tests at AMA meeting
With one out of four U.S. doctors older than 65, the American Medical Association adopted a plan Monday to help decide when ...
June 08, 2015
Drone is latest weapon against cheating on China school exam
The latest weapon in the fight against cheating on China's all-important college entrance exam is a six-propeller drone.
June 02, 2015
Free test-preparation program for revamped SAT goes online
The nonprofit organization behind the SAT college entrance exam has teamed up with a Silicon Valley pioneer in online ...
May 28, 2015
Students may have to re-test after hundreds of SATs get lost
Parents say hundreds of SAT tests taken by Virginia students at a high school were lost in the mail, leaving students in a ...
May 21, 2015
States move to reduce time spent on Common Core-based exam
Students in 11 states and the District of Columbia will spend less time next year taking tests based on the Common Core ...
May 11, 2015
Online Common Core testing lays bare tech divide in schools
Nestled between mountains 60 miles from the nearest city, students at Cuyama Valley High School use Internet connections ...
May 08, 2015
ACT to expand testing by computer
ACT test takers take note: The No. 2 pencil is losing its cachet. Greater numbers of high school students will be able to ...