Under a new California law, districts must put into place "fair, objective, and transparent" placement policies for 9th grade math classes by the beginning of the next school year.
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December 17, 2015
November 12, 2015
A new benchmark to measure students' readiness for first-year college courses expected for majors in STEM fields shows that only 20 percent of high school students meet that mark.
November 03, 2015
The pool of test-takers for the Advanced Placement computer science exam is still overwhelmingly white and male, according to data from the College Board, which administers the AP tests.
October 20, 2015
Just four states and the District of Columbia require students to complete college- and career-ready level courses in math and English/language arts to graduate, according to a new report.
September 29, 2015
A program at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in which trained high school and college students lead demonstrations and hands-on activities about flight is expanding and going online.
September 08, 2015
Courses will focus on college admissions, essay writing, sports management, arts criticism, and other topics.
September 03, 2015
Participation rates for Advanced Placement science examsspecifically physics and computer sciencehave risen sharply over the last year, according to new data from the College Board.
September 02, 2015
A new report looks at whether individual classroom assignments meet the common-core criteria for literacy and finds that alignment, for the most part, is lacking.
August 25, 2015
The latest results suggest that this year's graduating class may not be much more prepared than last year's class for college or a career.
August 07, 2015
Connecticut's announcement that it will use the SAT instead of Smarter Balanced for 11th graders highlights a trend toward using college-admissions tests for accountability.