A state senator proposes moving the 3rd grade reading test to 2nd grade to spread out the testing burden and allow 3rd graders more time for remediation.
The growing popularity of kindergarten-readiness tests risks sending messages that children are "lacking" even before they start school, early-childhood experts say.
As opposition to testing rises nationally, the NAEP offers a sharp contrast: it provides insight into K-12 education without imposing consequences on anyone.
The education secretary won't back away from policies the Obama administration has embraced from the get-go, a senior administration official has signaled.
A bill introduced in the South Carolina House would require that all public elementary, middle, and high schools provide instruction on the Second Amendment for at least three consecutive weeks each school year.
In a move that might prove to be illegal, the Colorado Board of Education voted yesterday to let school districts opt out of giving the first phase of the PARCC assessment.
The Council of Chief State School Officers urges Congress to pass a bipartisan revision of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act that would keep the NCLB testing schedule intact.
Last month, West Virginia joined 12 states and the District of Columbia in adopting the Next Generation Science Standardsbut not without first making a few tweaks to the standards' language about global warming.
One Florida school forbid students from flushing toilets during testing last spring, prompting a group of parents to organize in opposition to certain school practices during assessment.
There is little agreement among high school administrators on what computer science is, how it should be taught, and what kind of requirement it should fulfill, says a recent survey.