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Standardized Test Scores

What's Really Wrong With Higher Education and How to Fix It

Glenn C. Altschuler | Posted 05.12.2016 | Books
Glenn C. Altschuler

In Lesson Plan, William Bowen and Michael McPherson provide a concise, compelling, and, at times, courageous analysis of the ways in which institutions of higher education are failing to provide equal opportunity and lay out an ambitious reform agenda.

Opting Your Kid Out? It Means Opting Out of Being a More Informed Parent

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 04.07.2016 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

Parents, saying they didn't want their children taking state tests, demanded that they be excused from taking them. But I hope they rethink that position this year.

The Real Picture on Report Cards

Rebecca Deurlein | Posted 05.18.2016 | Parents
Rebecca Deurlein

I want you to realize that you really, truly have to question whether the final report cards that are sent home in the next few weeks are an accurate depiction of your children's intellect. Yes, I know I'm a teacher and I'm not supposed to say things like this. But stay with me a minute.

Random Events May Have Ripple Effect On Students' Test-Taking And Their Lives: Study

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 11.07.2014 | Business

Students taking standardized tests should hope there are not high levels of pollution in the air on testing day. A new working paper released by t...

School's Letter Reminds Students That They Are More Than Just Test Scores

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.15.2014 | Parents

A British school wants its students to know that they are amazing and intelligent, regardless of their test scores. When year-six students from Bar...

These Are The States With The Smartest Students

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.13.2014 | College

It looks like the Mason-Dixon Line could apply to modern-day student achievement. A new map compiled by research engine FindTheBest shows that when...

Joy Resmovits

Southern Kids Get 'Scary' Scores On Standardized Reading Test | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- American students continued glacial improvements in reading and math at the fourth grade and eighth grade levels, according to national re...

Redshirting in the Age of Academic Kindergarten: Should You Hold Your Child Back?

Lori Day | Posted 10.06.2013 | Parents
Lori Day

We now have a kindergarten arms race where school and state obsession with test scores, parental competition and anxiety and teacher preferences for older students have changed the very nature of a child's first year of elementary school.

Teachers Group Calls On Oklahoma To Invalidate State Test Scores

Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

After experiencing weeks of technical difficulties earlier this year, the Oklahoma Education Association called on the state to disregard all 2013 sta...

CPS: All Testing, All the Time

Claire Wapole | Posted 04.14.2013 | Chicago
Claire Wapole

Continuously requiring children to prep and sit for standardized tests is not the same at teaching them. What's more, the scores derived from all those tests do not give the school board an adequate picture of any child, struggling or exceeding.

L.A. Unified, Teachers Union Reach 'Historic' Agreement On Teacher Evaluations

Posted 12.03.2012 | Education

The Los Angeles Unified School District and its teachers union have reached what is being called a “historic” tentative agreement to incorporate s...

Texas Education Chief Considers Rating Schools On Minority Progress

Posted 11.18.2012 | Education

Texas’ new education commissioner Michael Williams is considering a new system for rating school success that would take into account how well distr...

Homework Doesn't Improve Course Grades, But Does Boost Something Else

Posted 11.16.2012 | Education

There has been much debate surround the value of homework, and a recent study led by an Indiana University School of Education faculty member has foun...

Study Analyzes Effect Of NYC-Family Rewards Program On Parents And Their Teenage Children

Posted 10.01.2012 | Education

To get low-income teenagers to spend more time on school work, a new study suggests that schools should pay them. A recent study released by MDRC a...

More Independents Favor Republican Education Views, Survey Shows

Posted 09.20.2012 | Education

Political independents tend to side more with Republicans than Democrats when it comes to educational issues, a nationally representative survey by th...

Tennessee Middle Schools Eliminate Graded Homework, Extra Credit

Posted 09.19.2012 | Education

In an effort to improve scores on the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program, Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools are scrapping extra credit and...

Boston Teachers Union, School District Reach Tentative Deal

Posted 09.13.2012 | Education

After two and a half years of stalled negotiations, the Boston Teachers Union and the School Department reached a tentative agreement Wednesday that w...

New Jersey School Teachers and Principal Suspended For Helping Students Cheat

The Huffington Post | Samreen Hooda | Posted 08.30.2012 | Education

Three teachers and two principals of a New Jersey school district have been suspended after being accused of helping students cheat on standardized te...

Making Sense of Your Child's Standardized Test Scores

Sharon Duke Estroff | Posted 06.30.2012 | Parents
Sharon Duke Estroff

Coloring inside the lines didn't carry high stakes when we were kids. But for our children growing up in the era of No-Child-Left-Behind, coloring in ...

Gates Foundation Report: Teachers Should Be Graded On Three Criteria

Posted 01.06.2012 | Education

As teacher evaluations are becoming more prevalent in schools across the country amid a growing debate on how best to grade teachers, a new report out...

'Income Achievement Gap' Nearly Double Black-White Performance Gap

| Louis Freedberg | Posted 01.21.2012 | Education

This story comes to us courtesy of California's EdSource Extra. In a dramatic illustration of the impact of income inequality on how children do in...

Complex New Florida Teacher Evaluations Tied To Student Test Scores

| Laura Isensee and Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 01.07.2012 | Education

This article comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. At Coral Reef Senior High, calculus teacher Orlando Sarduy understands complicated formu...

Improved Literacy Could Save Health Care

Brock Cohen | Posted 01.04.2012 | Education
Brock Cohen

Not surprisingly, gaps in literacy lead to wholesale academic failure -- a pattern that repeats itself over generations. The conditions of poverty that beset families hinder literacy and academic growth; conversely, academic failure spawns more poverty -- and so on.

Under the Watch of Principal Randall Delling, North Hollywood High School Racks Up Local and National Attention

Laura Sturza | Posted 11.12.2011 | Los Angeles
Laura Sturza

North Hollywood High School recently earned a Washington Post ranking in the top 1 percent of schools in the nation to prepare its students for college. It's not enough for Principal Randall Delling.

Pilot Teacher Evaluation Program Equally Weighs Testing And Class

Posted 11.01.2011 | Education

New Jersey launches a pilot program today that will evaluate teachers at 10 schools by equally weighing a student's academic and classroom performance...