The state Board of Regents considers letting students swap one of the social studies exams for a test in career-technical education or the arts.
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September 16, 2014
September 12, 2014
With concerns about testing time high on its radar, PARCC decides it needs more time to figure out how to standardize a portion of the test that is embedded in daily classroom instruction.
September 08, 2014
Motions to demand a halt to standardized testing and an opt-out policy for parents were passed to a legislative committee for possible presentation to state lawmakers.
September 04, 2014
All four segments of California's higher education system are working to align admissions and teacher-preparation programs to reflect the common core.
September 02, 2014
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.
August 29, 2014
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.
August 28, 2014
After an emotional, there-hour hearing, the Lee County school district becomes the first to refuse to participate in state-mandated testing.
August 26, 2014
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.
August 26, 2014
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.
August 25, 2014
The PARCC consortium drops some items from its literacy test, saying that it could still test the standards sufficiently with fewer items.