Assessment and Testing

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Mismatch Seen Between New Science Tests and State Requirements

Teachers in some states worry students may face questions on topics they haven't studied on new science tests rolling out across the country. (April 16, 2019)

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A former Atlanta Public Schools teacher convicted in the notorious 2015 cheating trial has been released from prison about 15 months before the end of her two-year prison sentence.
June 25, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune
This principal says she’s had a front-row seat to incidents showing why we should be seriously concerned about the use of standardized tests to measure learning.
June 19, 2019 – Education Week
Vocational programs with the potential to propel students toward lucrative careers after graduation are concentrated in Baltimore’s top-performing high schools, while struggling schools are typically stuck with programs that funnel teens toward low-paying jobs, a recent audit found.
June 17, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune
Studies Weekly's lessons had hundreds of examples of errors and racial bias, including activities calling indigenous people "troublemakers" and asking students to take the perspectives of slaveholders.
June 19, 2019 – Education Week
Rob Dickson, the executive director of information management services for the Omaha Public Schools, outlines his biggest challenges and lessons learned from this school year.
June 12, 2019 – Education Week
More high school students than ever are graduating, and a new report suggests that’s not due to lowered standards—it’s because students are actually learning more.
June 19, 2019 – Education Week
The College Board's plan to score students' 'level of disadvantage' based on their schools and neighborhoods has some college counselors asking: Will wealthy parents try to game the system?
May 20, 2019 – Education Week
Move heavy thinking to the beginning of the day, make recess sacred, let higher schoolers sleep in, and mandate choir, says the best-selling author.
June 12, 2019 – Education Week
May 1, 2019 – Education Week
Overall, average scores were up two points since 2014 on the National Assessment of Educational Progress in Technology and Engineering Literacy.
April 30, 2019 – Education Week

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