Time spent on PARCC testing will be shorter in 2015-16, and the tests will be given during one window instead of two, as in 2014-15.
Sluggish computers and trouble logging in caused Minnesota to suspend online testing for the state’s test in science last week. What now?
Ohio and Md. lawmakers have taken different paths to a solution, but both have the same goal: reduce testing that only serves to satisfy federal law.
R.I. groups, incl. the ACLU, NCAAP, & Providence Student Union, want to prevent schools from making PARCC tests a graduation requirement until 2020.
IL’s decision to abandon its current science test for students in 4th, 7th, and 11th grade has put the state in hot water with the feds.
PARCC officials in Ohio said they might consider streamlining 2 parts for each subject test down to only 1 part, making tests shorter in math and English.
Sentences were handed down in the largest test-cheating scandal in US history, the one in Atlanta. So far, 9 educators have been sentenced to prison or jail.
Almost 200 students who graduated in 2014 got a perfect score on the ACT in IL. It’s not a required test anymore, but some students are still coming out perfect.
We respond, once again, to objections levied by a Md. charter school test coordinator about the PARCC tests.
IL doesn’t plan to give 4th, 7th, and 11th graders the state- and federally-mandated science test. Negotiations are ongoing, but this is interesting.
The school board in Lee County, Fla., reversed its vote to opt out of state testing. Both sides show bravery as the opt-out movement continues to grow.
Md. has approved the $60 million contract with Pearson for delivery and scoring of the computerized PARCC tests this school year.
Some test prep companies want you to believe they are the only path to high SAT scores. Not true. And what does it matter anyway?
Field tests began today for PARCC, aligned to the Common Core, and challenging kids not only with finding the answers but with defending them.
The head of Catholic schools in Chicago is upset that CPS changed the testing requirements for selective enrollment high schools.