February 2016 Archives

Middle and high schools principals shared stories about trying to replace As, Bs, and Cs with more meaningful measures of student learning, but ran into obstacles and pushback at every step.

The NASSP acknowledges rising antipathy to standardized testing, but defends the practice as a source of important information about student learning.

In many states, students with disabilities are required to take one of the college-entrance exams, but some can't get the testing accommodations they need.

Two new reports highlight the practice, which lets students speed their progress by pairing remedial classes with credit-bearing classes.

Students in one North Carolina district demand that their school board hire more counselors.

A new brief highlights moves by two states to build programs to raise college awareness in adolescent students.

The move is the latest in a string of decisions that add up to big shifts on the high school testing landscape.

High school tests by the two consortia get better ratings for plumbing depth, complexity, than do ACT's Aspire or Massachusetts' MCAS.

The plan would make the least-qualified students obtain associate degrees before claiming their places in four-year institutions.

Geography can be destiny if a student lives in a region of the country with few good college options nearby, a new paper argues.


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