December 2015 Archives

The decision is the second this month to put aside the ACT in favor of the SAT as the college entrance exam given to all 11th graders.

The move points up the shifts taking place among ACT, SAT, PARCC and Smarter Balanced at the high school level.

The move prompts a protest from ACT, which has been the state's longtime vendor, and leaves the state's college-readiness testing in a state of flux.

The Every Student Succeeds Act offers new kinds of metrics to measure middle and high school success. A new study shows that few states embrace these now; Will that change under ESSA?

Some racial and ethnic groups made gains in high school completion, but graduation rates remained flat for Native American and Alaskan Native students.

The Supreme Court justice draws fire by suggesting that selective colleges might not be the best fit for minority students.

Michelle Obama teams up with "Saturday Night Live" star Jay Pharoah to reach teenagers as part of her new "Better Make Room" campaign.

Nearly half of the high schools examined in a recent report don't include all 16 recommended topics in their sex education programs.

The bill sparks concern among proponents of foreign-language instruction, but advocates say coding is another worthwhile language that should qualify as one of students' choices.

The state board hopes to boost the number of students applying to college, since failure to fill out the FAFSA is known to be a common stumbling block.

A focus on fixing high schools with low graduation rates, and a warm embrace of career and technical education fuel the endorsement of the Every Student Succeeds Act by secondary-school and CTE groups.

Tougher common-core algebra requirements are making it tougher for some students to earn diplomas in New York State.

One of several nationwide testing trends identified in a new report is the increasing use of college-admissions exams as accountability tests.


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