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January 07, 2015

Weird Testing Rules: No Flushing Toilets, Please

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.

December 29, 2014

A 2014 Recap, and Common-Core Headlines You Probably Won't See in 2015

We round up this year's most popular blog posts, and offer some projections for next year.

December 22, 2014

How to Reduce Testing? Some Schools Dump Midterms, Final Exams

Some northern New Jersey high schools are dropping local midterms and finals in a bid to preserve instructional time.

December 16, 2014

Maryland Teachers Union Calls for Suspension of Kindergarten Tests

A survey of kindergarten teachers showed unhappiness with the amount of time the test took away from instruction.

December 12, 2014

Most Alabama Students Fall Short on Common-Core Test

The first statewide results of ACT's Aspire test show most students below the marks that indicate they're on track for success in college.

December 11, 2014

Connecticut Moves To Downplay Tests in Accountability

Yet another state tries to hammer out a new way of judging schools that doesn't rely so heavily on test scores.

December 09, 2014

Federal Legislation Would Help States Streamline Testing Systems

A new bill would allow states to use grant money to reevaluate their testing routines.

December 05, 2014

California Moves Toward New Test-Score Reporting

Federal law requires states to report student test scores in achievement levels, but leaders in the Golden State want to take a different approach.

December 01, 2014

PARCC Testing Begins Today for Some High School Students

About 30,000 high school students in six states will take the first official round of common-core-aligned tests created by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers over the next several weeks.

November 26, 2014

PARCC Test: Students Find Math Tougher Than English/Language Arts

A new report from PARCC shows that students found the field test in math more difficult than the one in English/language arts.

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