The state nominated 19 schools for Blue Ribbons, but 11 were disqualified because they fell short of the federal government's 95 percent test-participation rule.
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September 02, 2015
September 02, 2015
Disruptions to online tests in North Dakota, Montana and Nevada have prompted the consortium to seek an official review of the states' test scores.
August 31, 2015
The assessment consortium seeks bids to conduct a review of an open-source testing platform that caused disruptions to online testing in several states.
August 27, 2015
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.