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August 27, 2015

Calif. Ed. Dept. Deletes History of Test Results Before Releasing New Scores

Looking for the last 17 year's worth of California students' math and reading test results? You won't find them on the education department's website (at least not easily).

August 19, 2015

California Lawmakers Scramble to Help Students Denied Diplomas

Lawmakers drafted legislation to allow about 5,000 students to graduate even though they lost their last chance to take the state-required exit exam.

August 18, 2015

New Poll Shows Strong Support for Annual Testing

The latest poll by Education Next shows declining public support for the Common Core State Standards, charter schools, and teacher tenure, but those policies still have more backers than detractors.

August 14, 2015

PARCC Decides on High School Cut Scores

The testing consortium approves cut scores for the high school test, but can't disclose yet what they are, since the point system--and spring performance data--are still being finalized.

August 13, 2015

Illinois Promises Test Aligned to Next Generation Science Standards for 2016

Next year, Illinois students in 5th, 8th, and 10th grades will take an online exam aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards.

August 12, 2015

Arizona Mulls Cut Scores: Two Thirds of Students Would Miss the Mark

If the state sets cut scores recommended by panels of teachers, only one-third of students will meet the 'proficient' mark in math and English/language arts.

August 07, 2015

More States Move to SAT, ACT for High School Accountability

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.

August 06, 2015

Washington State Decides on Smarter Balanced Graduation Score

Because the state is still adapting to the common core, it decides to allow graduating seniors to score below the college-readiness level.

July 27, 2015

Free AP Lessons Offered Online in Calculus, Physics, Macroeconomics

A MOOC-provider teams up with the College Board to release materials aimed at students who are underrepresented in AP classes.

July 17, 2015

A High School That Bets Big on 'Authentic' Assessment

We profile a New York City high school where students have to explain and defend their ideas in major year-long projects in order to earn their diplomas.

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