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High School Testing

An Ode To First Semester Finals

Isabel Song | Posted 02.13.2014 | Teen
Isabel Song

Ah, finals. The bane of everyone's existence. On one hand, first semester finals scare us to death because it means that the school year is already half-way over. On the other hand, they also scare us because they're finals.

Feeling Over-Tested?

This article was written by teen reporters from The Mash, a weekly publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools. By McKayla Braid, Plainfiel...

The Big Snooze (High Stakes Testing and the Low Stakes Mentality)

Larry Strauss | Posted 07.31.2012 | Education
Larry Strauss

"Please do your best," I say. "Please don't make me look bad." That one is their favorite -- and why shouldn't it be? It empowers them as do few aspects of their education.

Mixed Messages

John Merrow | Posted 07.24.2012 | Education
John Merrow

If we believe that education is "the next great civil rights issue of our time," then we ought to be enabling the 'human capital' now in the profession to succeed (while weeding out those who, after help, cannot cut the mustard).

It's Not How Often You Test -- It's What You Think Tests Tell You

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 02.11.2012 | Education
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

How do we make sure that testing is perceived as informative and challenging, rather than as a series of anxiety-filled experiences that disrupt real learning?

Have Researchers Found The Solution To Test Anxiety?

AP | DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

SEATTLE — A simple writing exercise can relieve students of test anxiety and may help them get better scores than their less anxious classmates,...

Why Advanced Placement Classes Are a Good Decision

Ethan Klapper | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Ethan Klapper

I regret surprisingly few things about my time in college. But as I enter the final year of my undergraduate studies at American University, many of m...

States Lower Test Standards for A High School Diploma

nytimes.com | IAN URBINA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A law adopting statewide high school exams for graduation took effect in Pennsylvania on Saturday, with the goal of ensuring that students leaving hig...