Florida District Reverses Decision to Opt Out of State Testing

Last week the Lee County school district in Florida became the first in the country to opt out of all state testing. One member of the board changed her mind, and that was all it took for a vote to rescind.


Consequences Uncertain for First District to Opt Out of State-Required Tests

The state department of education has said nothing about what might happen to Lee County in the wake of its decision to boycott state-required tests.


Oklahoma: The First State to Lose Its NCLB Waiver Over Standards

When states have had problems with waivers from No Child Left Behind, it's usually been because of their teacher-evaluation plans. This time a state lost its waiver because it's standards weren't good enough.


Science Teacher Puts Standards' 'Cross-Cutting Concepts' Into Pictures

A California science teacher has created visual representations that clarify the Next Generation Science Standards' cross-cutting concepts and remind students to connect big ideas in science.


Florida District Becomes First in Nation to Opt Out of State Testing

After an emotional, there-hour hearing, the Lee County school district becomes the first to refuse to participate in state-mandated testing.


N.Y.C. Chancellor Pushes for Schools to Reinstate Independent-Reading Time

Reading instruction is making its way back into the public eye under New York City's new school chancellor.


Kentucky Denied Flexibility on Science Testing by Federal Officials

The Kentucky education commissioner blasted the U.S. Department of Education in a recent blog post for rejecting his state's request for a one-year waiver on science assessments.


Vermont Board of Education Blasts Misuse of Standardized Tests

In a new set of guiding principles for assessment, the Vermont board calls on Congress to change the No Child Left Behind Act and embrace 'judicious' approaches to testing.


Tennessee to Add Cursive Writing to State Standards

Tennessee students in grades 2-4 will be expected to learn cursive writing starting next year.


Common-Core Testing Group Shortens English/Language Arts Assessment

The PARCC consortium drops some items from its literacy test, saying that it could still test the standards sufficiently with fewer items.


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