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New York State Tests

New York State Program Uses Text Messages To Teach English As A Second Language

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 01.09.2017 | Latino Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — Candelaria Lopez had tried to learn English before, but it didn't work. She couldn't always make it to class, and when she could, it...

NYC School Principals Fight Back Against Recent State Test

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.23.2013 | New York

Principals around New York City are fighting back against what they see as flawed state tests. A group of 15 principals from selective middle and h...

This Fourth Grader Was Asked To Take A State Test From His Hospital Bed

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.01.2013 | New York

When fourth grader Joey Furlong was hospitalized last week for a pre-brain surgery screening, he received an unexpected visitor: A New York City schoo...

More Mistakes Found In New York's Error-Laden Exams

Posted 05.09.2012 | Education

The errors on New York's state exams just keep mounting. Foreign language versions of the state math exams administered to third through eighth gra...

Testing, Testing, 1 ... 2 ... 3

Elissa Stein | Posted 06.18.2012 | Education
Elissa Stein

Standardized tests have grown to mean far too much not just for students, but for teachers and schools as well. Somewhere along the way, someone lost control of the system.

You Told Us: Should The Word 'Divorce' Be Banned From Standardized Tests?

Posted 03.29.2012 | Divorce

Should the word "divorce" be banned from standardized tests? The "D" word is part of a recently released list of more than 50 words and references ...

City Bans References To Dinosaurs, Halloween, Birthdays, And Dancing In Tests

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 03.26.2012 | Education

In an effort to eliminate potential "unpleasant emotions" among students, the New York Department of Education has placed a ban on mentions of "birthd...