A new law allows thousands of students to graduate even though they didn't take the required exit exam because of a state contracting error.
August 2015 Archives
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.
Nearly 1 in 4 recent high school graduates in Tennessee will begin classes under a new state program that offers two years of free tuition at a state community or technical college.
Lawmakers scrambled this week to draft legislation to allow about 5,000 students to graduate even though they lost their last chance to take the state-required exit exam.
The new law forces all public colleges and universities to grant credit for AP tests at score levels that are lower than some had required.
Thousands of students statewide were denied diplomas because of a contracting mistake, and now find their plans for college, job training or the military in limbo.
PARCC votes to approve 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.
Funding for the U.S. Department of Education program has grown from $20 million a few years ago to $28 million.
Examining ACT scores shows that among Asian students, Pacific Islanders are struggling academically.
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.
Recognizing that the state is still in transition to new standards, the board of education adopted graduation scores that are below the college-readiness mark.
The conversation about "undermatching" expands to consider how all students, not just those who are low-income or high-performing, can make good college choices.